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It is quite  embarrassing, that you don´t have to know anything about anything to take a good photograph.

2017   I was invited to Valparaíso, a seaport in Chile, to take pictures of

migrants. I didn´t know anything about Chile and nothing about

Valparaíso. Walking around the streets, I found them crowded with people.

At times I asked passers-by, if I might take a picture of them, and most of

the time they agreed.

Their lack of distrust surprised me.

I didn´t know what I was looking for, I just reacted to what I saw and what

I sensed, just to find out later what it was all about, and it was, as always, also about me.

I saw tiredness and pain, and I saw longing.

The sun flickered into my face and I asked myself if sometimes homelessness doesn’t begin right there where you were born.

The project was created during my “artist in residency”,

in Chile and exhibited as part of a group exhibition in Valparaiso and later on in Santiago de Chile.

Thanks to RODRIGO GÓMEZ-ROVIRA,  ANAMARÍA BRIEDE, LAURA QUIROZ, and FREDDY OJEDA.

Their support and hospitality made my work possible.

“Artist in residence” in Valparaiso, Chile 26.10 – 20.11.2017

2018 I was invited to  exhibit “longing to belong” at the Projektraum Fotografie.

Here I got a lot of generous help by :

GERHARD KURTZ, DANIEL SADROWSKI, MARITA BULLMANN,  und JÖRN VANSELOW.