tv Arts.21 Deutsche Welle May 25, 2019 9:30am-10:00am CEST
and selfies snap chat instagram we live in a visual world constantly immersed in images slick filtered images that don't so much capture reality that's created a new fake one. but there are photographers pushing back against this glut of glossy some of them are even willing to risk their lives for a picture that matters what drives them art's 21 meets artists whose work stands out in an era of photographic plentitude. afghanistan 2010 shortly after this picture was taken a hand grenade flew over the wall and exploded injuring the photographer she survived. 4 years later shortly before the presidential elections she was killed her name was on your need to bring us. these out and she was in this car about to accompany a convoy with election documents suddenly an afghan policeman came up to her
shouted allah akbar god is great and fired up. as a photojournalist on your need to bring us took pictures that deeply impressed the impact of war upon the rest of the world. she grew up in a small town in north rhine-westphalia and had been travelling to war torn region since the 1990 s. . always on the front line. she was always aware that she had chosen a dangerous profession widely seen as a male preserve but she believed the occupational hazard was worth it and your need to bring house wanted to show the world what was happening in places where few dared to go. the desoto of const museum has acquired over 70 of her photographs the feature in an exhibition of female photographers on the front line of combat. what drives these women. french photographer christine spring is the
ground dom of war photography she freely admits that she relishes adventure. then sure this is still we'd like venture all of us these even if the is this that the this is not the main thing of course i feel a concept in. a new. country or a nice situation and the drama. i mean there were ways there is injustice. but. tragedy so these ceased to be here. war photographer. jens immediately when you see something on t.v. and you want to hate being the way which is not the way the weapons but with the camera. she did to cater work to the victims of for capturing the suffering
of the civilian population the misery often overlooked. the fate of women and children and their struggle to carry on with a normal life beyond the front lines but her workers also about hope tragedy these children in cambodia are having fun splashing around with empty grenade shells. us defeat the east of thinking. if this no i get the one. the truth. they know they can be. really sincere even ace and the women would be in for well behaved and fucked around like in maine if you see this dramatic picture of the bombardment of no brain i still have nightmares even today but the speech or this middle of the day if people are shouting the chin or the these should on the in the picture i
believe. between. an open. door we can and. in color between these and of i am very extreme a night or noise have been like that american photographer carolyn cole would never describe herself as extreme she's been working for the los angeles times for 25 years and is very down to earth about her job. she's ambitious result oriented and is garnered a host of photography awards it wasn't really a intentional thing that i went into conflict photography it was that as i got to the larger newspapers the need to have somebody covering places like afghanistan and iraq became essential and and at that point i felt it was my responsibility to as an american photojournalist to cover those in those places where the u.s.
troops are involved. so it's a sense of duty that drives carolyn cole even though she takes pictures for a daily newspaper her images have the depth of paintings snapshots for posterity. these pictures are not easy to take the ninety's a look at so it's not something that i do for fun it's something that i feel is my life purpose. the exhibition demonstrates that is different as these women. photographers are they have one thing in common a passion for their job and a willingness to lay their life on the line to do it a little. a little. how dare as terrible as reality can be it can also be
sublime habitats and living space are what interest photographer tom hagen. homosapiens has thrived for nearly 300000 years often in a hostile environment mankind has done all manner of cultivating domesticating digging drilling and building right now it's thawing ice sheets on our planet and barely even noticing because mankind is also very good at denial photographer tom hagen flew over the arctic last summer taking these pictures the series is called 2 degrees celsius named after climate change is magic number the limit that global warming must not exceed the traces we leave all over the planet are the theme of hagan's work. this is one of the oldest human interventions in nature salt mining a colorful symbiosis between industry and the bacteria which live in the salt works hagen used to focus on shooting beautiful landscapes but he soon realized that
didn't satisfy him if. what he saw from the plane had a profound effect on him. the arc of it when he endorsed especially here in germany when you fly from munich and see the countryside slipping away beneath you. you notice that over 90 percent of our german countryside has been altered by humans and i didn't realize that at 1st. we've left just 0.6 percent of the planet as wilderness claiming everything else and describing it as cultivated. pagan spent months journeying through these landscapes researching how our needs shape our environment. the result is his book habitat. after titles initially sound very positive. what nourishes us. what builds us up. what drives us. what
connects us. from a bird's eye view our attempts to make ourselves at home on earth. the accuracy with which we order and align the chaos of nature the resourcefulness we have in constantly developing new technologies to secure our existence. for. each picture has a strange beauty but leaves behind a bitter taste. they're very appealing also in terms of color they're very easy on the eye it's as if the beholder is being fed with sugar sweet at 1st but soon you realize that what you see is actually poison seeds. a golden field of rapeseed of. one of the 4 model cultures which are grown on 78 percent of our agricultural space . a romantic country road part of one of the densest traffic networks in
the world laid from end to end it would reach the moon and back. the german forest. a tidy raw materials warehouse 91 percent is used for timber production. and opencast mining. brutal beauty ignite mining for energy production is going to be phased out in 2 decades time. will go on exploring the earth until the very last reserves are used up and another few 100000000 tons of c o 2 have been dumped into the atmosphere stores and wooden. only then will we see ok there are consequences such as forest fires sea levels rising refugee crises triggered by environmental catastrophes then we humans will start to think and think that. we think it's enough to remake your pits successfully dug for the
exploitation of construction materials and turn them into lakes for us and a few other species to splash around in. between while the world population is growing annually by around the same number of people who live in germany the growth is chiefly in countries still far removed from our standard of living but pursuing it with all their might. almost say peons doesn't like to exercise restraint as the last 300000 years have shown tom hagan's artistic mission is to document the results. thanks. if i want to work 100 hours a week and never see my family and die at an early age that's my privative. all it means to me is this.
excessive wealth american photographer lauren greenfield is fascinated by the super rich binge consumerism does it make us happy generation wealth is the name of her exhibition at hamburg's holland. i've been a photographer for 25 years with my lens focused on well. i notice that no matter how much people how. they still want more. it's never enough capital is cash sex you lifestyle and obsessive addiction. lauren greenfield takes us on a trip to the excesses of turbo capitalism. welcome to an empire of global madness the world of super egos soapie performers brand models the rich and the celebrity want to be i really try to show people's humanity i try not to be judge mental i try to create a safe space where they can tell their stories and that i try to represent their
stories true to what i have seen. sometimes disturbing sometimes grotesque and almost obscene the 150 photos in the exhibition tread a thin line between the dream and the nightmare of the endless desire for money power and luxury. 52 year old lauren greenfield has known this generation well for a long time she grew up in los angeles encountering it for the 1st time in high school. i think the thing that i'm usual about my perspective ever kind of in a way counterintuitive is that it is very critical of the culture. but not very critical of the people that i see people reacting to their surroundings to their influences to different stimuli and i want to look at what that says about culture.
greenfield has also made a documentary about her work it's been screened at international best bulls and can also be seen at the exhibition i have the classics working in almost every color the backstory for yourself to go 33 pounds of gold and diamonds. you know the names of the current ash and you know the names of my neighbors after so many years working with the super rich greenfield knows for a fact that money can't buy you happiness. the inner void that luxury is meant to fill is a bottomless pit. which comes across loud and clear in the pictures. capitalism feeds. on people feeling. what we see in many of these stories in the film is that people are using things to fill an emptiness to fill. that unfortunately.
brands fill in the blank. had always wanted to be rich and famous but she burst into tears when she saw her photo. greenfield subjects have paid a high price to be who they are. the sellout of values could not be portrayed more poignantly. but it's sad that the desolation of global capitalism can also be so entertaining. maurice mikhailov subjects couldn't be more different he finds them in places like a busy train station in berlin. his photos go against the grain. the protectionists of his images are antiheroes poor derelict down and out. his photos long went unpublished. today the need ukrainian is one of the foremost contemporary
photographers but yes the hero of the maya moore take a photo 1st and then ask. if the answer is no i deleted the guy. throughout his career boris me highlight focused on people living at the edges of society. is well known series case history from the 1990 s. portrays invalid's children and the dispossessed in his home city her keefe after the collapse of the soviet union. whether of nakedness or need the images are brutally direct often hard to look at me kind of takes a different view. within you to look at the ideas in the toilet. it's more compassion. maybe even a sign of respect for the problems human suffering. for help people get into this situation by pure bad luck or. you could say this misfortune is preprogrammed
a look at those these people are no scientists or scholars and then you know you go on there and your idea is that. the collapse of the soviet union pushed the lowest reaches of society even lower but me her love captures his subjects pride. they look into his lens with confidence in spite of the misfortunes they've suffered. furthermore at their you would you go where or where bush from these are people who have been pushed out by life. they lived their lives about a mile and there's no real connection between this life and ignore. i'm a life. i myself was part of their connection with nora law it was more of the pain you know thought of money. before sleep after drinking is the title of a major berlin exhibition that mark spores speak i loves 18th birthday. some of the poses seem to recall christian motifs. explains that many people carry poses like
these inside them and points to an example. go scott i asked him to show me how he sleeps he said he sleeps like this well so you had to lie on top of his then you wouldn't get so. many lay down. and the result was an almost religious looking. for call the. karloff personally experienced the soviet regime suppression losing his job as an engineer because of his photos his work was rarely shown until the 1990 s. then in 1994 mikhail of received a scholarship and left ukraine for new york city. i left for personal and health and other reasons. but the main reason was that you have to defend your work you have to try to make something out of a. project. at the time it was impossible in ukraine to do anything at all except
collect the pictures. now me no longer has to fight for recognition following exhibitions in new york city london and vienna now berlin his off and on home for 20 years is finally doing the honors. as a script into that's an obvious internationally there are very few people who use a camera so powerfully in an effort to influence society. and then all at once in the $99.00 days off appear the only one to emerge in the post soviet environment and his distinctive approach is to look at social injustice and at the physical and really think about it. even if we kind of has an eye for the weakest and most vulnerable he doesn't think of himself as a do gooder his older works examine the heroes of socialism and poke fun at them. all his work in photography has included some form of criticism of the world's
ruling classes. but if you want a more. traditional answer would be that i'm interested in people you know i'm interested in the appearances but i'm you know journalist you know i'm not interested in doing these people are what they do and you most. but in their appearance what my eyes showed me just while. ago either. and what his eyes show him is what others all too often refuse to see but he forces us to look that is the essence of forest which i loves art. next stop curiosities in the frame parallel worlds
a class patients stock and trade for his current project he immersed himself in the new age scene this year looks like an ordinary baton yet for those in the know it's an energy sell to make everything all right and can be bought online. close to 61 to 26 year a description says that it is charged with all different kinds of energies as modoc energies tacking on energy reverse osmosis and so on all of which emit particularly strong yet soft energies to go with something the. plastic promise to cure all ills this trickle extension plug is a power harmonizer for hi fi equipment it costs just $18.00 euros to end the war in syria by taking part in an earthling ritual as part of his research not shiny bought products but visited esoteric online forums and attended trade fairs and
seminars he had a personal incentive to understand the fascination he's lost 2 friends to new age thinking both of them are now socially isolated and one of them is heavily in debt according to a study from 2014 turnover in the esoteric sector in the german speaking area was around 28000000000 euros this is the think this is a thanks to a spacer to prevent collisions made of cardboard 43 year rise. this is a this is unicorn spray for pointing at an argumentative child. who's bill this is a wealth pyramid. this is medicine against kemp trails came trails phrase interests trails or the trails of papers up behind by airplanes people who believe in conspiracy theories believe that we're being poisoned by higher powers that aluminum and other chemicals are mixed in the airplane fuel tanks in the garden so that we can be manipulated. for me it smells and tastes
a bit like strawberry dextrose but it sold quite a high price and these are all antidotes to combat the negative effects of these so-called chem trails and if i was we've been informed this is going to claim trees . pish was ironic response a pentacle of paper trails still it would be all too easy for him to just make fun of new ages and we live in uncertain times he says and off a simple solutions to complex problems a bracelet made in china is transformed into a techie an information band simply structured around a cheaper toothpaste and banished to take. new age beliefs fit perfectly in the post-race era where claims have become more important than fact brainwashing is easy. the. dismissing it as the worst thing is not that there are people who actually make these claims but that they find followers and if these theories are cleverly embedded maybe
achieve a broad impact with social media so that a large movement can grow from a stupid idea pretty fast was a big if you were. patient i was born in australia in 977 he actually studied landscape gardening but he felt like he needed more contact with people. allotment owners from the project middle class utopia. people in pubs in vienna golden days before they end. he has a penchant for the bizarre. and it matters to him that his subjects recognised themselves in his portraits. in 2014 he photographed people who love dressing up in their own homes.
some of them go out dressed like this to to show themselves or to meet kindred spirits. people aged between. 18 and 72 women men in blue collar workers professionals. like switching roles and reinventing themselves. i like these people more and more because i'm not wary of them any more of this they make me see that we're all like children in our own way and that takes away the distance between us and others just a basic understanding that we're all just little kids it's all a bit crazy kind of response in the dish been. the. photographers with a unique way of seeing artists with courage curiosity and talent. to
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