Singles: Photographer, Mexico City

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  Whenever two photographers meet and talk about their occupation, they will inevitably end up taking pictures of one another. So happened back in 2005, when I was in Mexico shooting the preparations for the Día de los Muertos and a story about the island of Mexcaltitán (more on both in later posts). Walking around the Palacio de Bellas Artes … Read More

Joel Meyerowitz retrospective in Düsseldorf

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  It was in June of 1994. I was in New York City for a few weeks, shooting on the streets and trying to capture the atmosphere of this fascinating place. Shortly before the trip, my late friend Günter Wehrmann had told me about a book on street photography: Bystander: A History of Street Photography by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz. As … Read More

Thomas Höpker in Cologne

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  “For the most part it’s your fault”, I said, at the same time smiling at the gentleman vis-à-vis. He tilted his head and gave me a questioning look. “That I became interested in photography is for the most part your fault”, I explained. It was Thomas Hoepker I was talking to. He is one of the most influential German … Read More

Carolyn Drake and David Alan Harvey at the Photo Book Museum in Cologne

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  Just in time for the world’s largest photography fair, Photokina, which is to begin on September 16, the PhotoBookMuseum in Cologne, Germany, opened its doors. The museum is located in the Carlswerk, a former copper wire factory, and has lots of space. Check out their website. Café Lehmitz in the PhotoBookMuseum’s exhibition space.At the opening of the museum, two photographers gave presentations in the reading room, … Read More