Adentity recently visited European Month of Photography in Berlin. The biennale, which takes place simultaneously in various cities throughout Europe, is Germany’s largest photo festival and attracts museums, cultural institutions, galleries and photographers from around the world.
Throughout the month of October, more than 100 venues around the capital treat the public to a full program of exhibitions and events. This is a chance to see work from some of the stars and emerging talent of the 20th and 21st century, from Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Cindy Sherman, to Elmgreen & Dragset and Philip Lorca di Corcia.
We visited a number of fantastic exhibitions, including PACK, which features portraits from Berlin’s Techno scene taken by Sven Marquardt, the notorious bouncer of the city’s most famous nightclub, Berghain. As a bouncer, Sven had access to some of the most famous German and international artists, so in 2005 he took his first musician portrait of Manuel Göttsching, a pioneer of electronic/conceptual sounds. This was the beginning of a parallel career that has taken his name beyond Berlin’s club scene, to the international art scene as a celebrated photographer.
The Galerie Pugliese Levi presents photographs by the agriculturalist and photographer Thibaut Duchenne, whose direct manner of looking is situated far from established traditions and techniques and shows a rural world that, while in the process of disappearing, lives on in various eloquent forms.
European Month of Photography Berlin continues until 31st October.
To see the full programme of events, visit www.emop-berlin.eu