26.06.2009 photographers:network selection 2009

Lectures and exhibition this weekend

Siegen. From Saturday, 26 works by colleagues will once again be on display at Atelier Friedrichstraße in the photographers:network selection 2009 exhibition as part of the art summer.

Thomas Gerwers from PROFIFOTO, Manfred Zollner from fotomagazin, Beate Cegielska from Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark, and Johan Sjöström from Göterburger Kunsthalle, Gothenburg, Sweden, have selected 26 works for the exhibition together with me from over one hundred applications. This year, fotomagazin is awarding a portfolio prize for the first time, which goes to Dirk Hanus, whose work will be on display in the Art Galerie from 11 a.m. on Sunday. Some of my sketches of Brazil will also be on display there.

Before the exhibition opens in the afternoon at 3 p.m., we will be giving short lectures in the morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lecture room of the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10 colleagues will give a deeper insight into their work in projections: Karin Hillmer, Siegen/New York, Brian Buckley, New York, Daniel Schuman, Bielefeld, Falk von Traubenberg, Hamburg, Nelly Thomas, Langenselbold, Ferit Kuyas, Waedenswil, Switzerland, Dirk Hanus, Chemnitz, Ralf Litera, Bielefeld, Alvaro Villela, Salvador, Brazil.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the participants in the exhibition, the photographers who traveled to the exhibition, Helga Oberkalkofen from the Art Galerie, Dirk Müller for his active support and Peter Büdenbender from zettB for the graphic support. In particular, I would like to thank Thomas Gerwers for the very nice publication in the current PROFIFOTO and Manfred Zollner for the portfolio prize, which will also appear in fotomagazin in July. Thanks are due to Michael Hallett for the first detailed report in a foreign magazine. The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society has just been published with a wonderful report by Michael Hallett. I would especially like to thank Kultur Siegen and RWE Siegen for their financial support of the project, without whose support such a group exhibition would hardly be possible.

We look forward to welcoming many visitors this weekend and next.

Best regards
Thomas Kellner

selection 2009

photographers:network selection 2009 shows works by: Tamany Baker, Dietlinde Bamberger, Suzette Bross, Brian Buckley, Jill Cole, Nigel Dickinson, Kathryn Dunlevie, Lucia Ganieva, Meggan Gould, Daniel Handal, Dirk Hanus, Olga Hoffman, Pernille Koldbech Fich, Ferit Kuyas, Liu LiJie Silvia Morara, Susanne Opton, Qiu Jun Song, Qiu Zhen, Inger Lise Rasmussen, Elliot Ross, Toby Smith, Alvaro Villela, Wang XingLiang, Johan Willner,Yunsheng Geng

photographers:network selection 2009
June 27 - July 5, 2009
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