“Kriegsfotografinnen: Der Kampf um Bilder, Leben und Tod” (women war photographers: fighting for pictures, lives and death) by Sigrid Faltin will have its premiere at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. After the screening, Pascale Hugues (Le Point) talks with Christine Spengler, one of the film’s photographers. Continue reading “Film Premiere: Kriegsfotografinnen (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin)”
From 12 October 2013 until 23 February 2014, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester presents the exhibition “Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War”, containing works of more than 40 contemporary artists about war in our time. The IWM’s huge and diverse collection could provide all the more than 70 works that have been made sinde the Gulf War of 1990/91. Among others, Steve McQueen, Frauke Eigen, Paul Seawright, Rasheed Araeen and Willie Doherty take part in this exhibition.
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Willy-Brandt-Haus presents the exhibition One Person Crying: Women and War with photos by Marissa Roth. Since 1984, the Pulitzer Prize laureate (born in 1957 in Los Angeles) is dealing with this issue: back then, she travelled to the Yugoslav homeland of her Jewish grandparents who had been murdered in 1942 by Hungarian Fascists. In 1988, she was assigned by Los Angeles Times to portray Afghan women refugees. The subject remained crucial for her work: One Person Crying: Women and War addresses the effects of war on women within their respective societies. Continue reading “Marissa Roth: One Person Crying – Women and War (Berlin)”
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) presents the photo exhibition “On Borders” as their second cooperation with the photo acency “Ostkreuz”. The agency’s 18 photographer addressed various issues of the exhibition’s subject: borders can be territorial, but they also divide social spheres or can divide inner and outer boundaries. Borders can be visible and invisible, cross-social or individual. Continue reading “On Borders (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)”
During five decades, photo journalist Don McCullin documented environmental and man-made disasters such as urban unrests, social ills, wars and epidemics. C/O Berlin presents some 150 black-and-white and colour photos from the complete works of McCullin for the first time in Berlin. The retrospective with its sanguine title “The Impossible Peace” looks back to an impressive half-centennial lifework.
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On 15 January 2009, the nominees for this year’s BAFTA Awards of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have been announced. The awards ceremony will be held on 8 February 2009 at the Royal Opera House in London (UK) and is regarded to be a preview to the Oscar awards (similar to the Golden Globes, awared on 11 January). Continue reading “BAFTA Film Awards 2009 – Nominees”