CHARACTERS by Ruediger Glatz

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CHARACTERS by Ruediger Glatz

The series is self-contained and was developed in the context of Ruediger Glatz´s portrait on the fashion scene, THE NEW BLACK, that begun 2009, still is in progress and is not being exhibited yet.
For this portrait series of 12 international personalities from different genres, Glatz focused on the very one thing they have in common…a strong character. He chose the combination of a close-up portrait and 2 moments of their lives that give a brief insight in their stories.

An artist collaboration of Ruediger Glatz with the prestigious Italian shoemaker SUTOR MANTELLASSI.

Working period
August – December 2016

Pieces of work
36 pieces // archival pigment prints on baryta paper // 60x90cm // edition of 3 + 2AP

…accompanied by a catalogue (18x24cm // 160 pages // hardcover) to the project in an edition of 1000 copies. 100 copies numbered and signed by the artist.

The exhibition took place at the remarkable Palazzo Gianfigliazzi Bonaparte in Florence Italy from the 10th till the 13th of January 2017










From Ansel Adams to Richard Avedon, from Peter Beard to Alfred Eisenstaedt, from F.C. Gundlach to Annie Leibowitz, from Peter Lindbergh to Lee Miller, from Helmut Newton to Irving Penn or from Sebastião Salgado to Joel-Peter Witkin – the list is endless: The best photographers of the last fifty years come together in the pictures of portrait magician Volker Hinz. The long-term Stern-photographer got everybody in front of his camera – a unique treasure in the history of photography presented here for the first time.

Limited, numbered and signed edition of 1,000 copies

Volker Hinz
Peter-Matthias Gaede
28 x 35,5 cm
424 pages
371 photos
English, German
Hardcover, bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-00-5
October 2015
Free shipping to Austria and Germany
EUR 249,00 BUY

Timeless, psychologically dissecting photography. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
An unerring instinct for the subtlety of the moment! Süddeutsche Zeitung

IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY is a unique treasure in the history of photography, waiting to be lifted from the archives of Volker Hinz, one of the most important and indefatigable photographers of our time. A treasure, amassed in almost 50 years by a passionate photographer of portraits and presented here for the first time. Volker Hinz photographed those who normally remain hidden behind their cameras. Whenever and wherever he encountered them: at work, at home, in public or private moments. This is how a unique collection of the most renowned photographers of the second half of the 20th and the early 21st centuries came about. A summit meeting of individuals who sustain humanity’s memory with their images. Peter-Matthias Gaede, GEO Editor-in-Chief of 20 years, has followed Volker Hinz’ work for a long time – and describes the restless life of a photographer who set out to discover for himself not only his profession but humanity as such. And became a fascinating modern classic in the process.

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studied social sciences at the University of Göttingen and attended the Henri Nannen School of journalism. He worked at the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper for three years before joining GEO magazine in 1983 as a reporter. From 1994 to 2014 he served as Editor-in-Chief, not just of GEO magazine but also as Editor-in-Chief and Editor of GEO WISSEN, GEOlino, GEO Specials and other GEO spin-offs. Gaede has received, among others, the Theodor Wolff Prize and the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize. He is on the board of the Körber Foundation, Reporters without Borders and, since 2014, UNICEF Germany, as well as being a member of the Akademie für Publizistik.
lives and breathes photography, his passion. At the age of just 20 he sold his first pictures, and as a 24-year-old he became director of Fotoagentur Sven Simon in Bonn, before joining Stern magazine in Hamburg in 1974. For 40 years he played a key role in shaping the visual aesthetic of the magazine. Hinz has created an extensive oeuvre and received many accolades. His work has been shown in 58 exhibitions to date. Many of his pictures are held in museum and private collections. IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY is evidence that Volker Hinz must be counted among the major contemporary photographers.

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