face-to-face, 2013, Iserlohn

face-to-face, the human image in the collections of photographers:network 2004-2013

10 years of photographers network
Opening July 12, exhibition July 12 – August 31, 2013
Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 24, Germany

In 2013 the project “photographers network“ celebrates its 10th birthday, a project that one day was initiated by the artist Thomas Kellner. He spent a lot of time and was actively engaged in realizing the aim of establishing a network between his colleagues, of achieving a mutual encouragement and progress as well as a constant exchange of ideas between artists. And he was successful! The annual meetings, where Thomas invites his colleagues from all over the world, produced several times a surprising fresh and exceptional exhibition. A competent jury, consisting of journalists, gallery owners and curators, chooses the best works, awards the portfolio prize and nominates a solo exhibition. In this way the participants become more known and benefit from the mutual experiences and richness of ideas.
In connection with the jubilee Thomas Kellner looks back at the past ten years, treating the question of how his project did influence the participants and their works. Did his intend leave traces? How does the huge amount of creativity and ideas express itself in the works? The exhibition this year shows the best photographs of the past ten years. The focus is on the human being, an emotional character whose face contains traces of life and traces of the past.
Provocation, anxiousness, sadness. That’s what we see, looking at the figures in the pictures. What does the young man in Urszula Tarasiewicz photograph want to tell us? His eyes are focused on us, the expression is tired, but intensive. Which story is there behind? Whereas the sculpture of Marie Docher one could describe as impassive and content. The stony head seems to hide life inside: the eyes are concentrated, a smile in the face, scars on the skin – maybe traces of the past? Looking at the portrait of Jolana Havelkova, one feels uncertain and uncomfortable. The blurry picture allows us just a rough idea of who is imaged there: a little boy. His expression is penetrable and clear, despite the fuzzy shape, as if he were looking inside of us, through us. Who are these people and which story are they telling us? 

photographers:network selection 2004-2013
July 12 – august 31
Städtische Galerie Iserlohn
Iserlohn, Germany      

opening July 12th 7:30 pm
opening speach by Professor Klaus Honnef

Städtische Galerie Iserlohn
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 24
58636 Iserlohn

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Thank you to the Members of the juries 2004-2013

Lothar Albrecht, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt,
Peggy Sue Amison, Sirius Arts Center, Cobh, Irland,
Burkhard Arnold, in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln,
Beate Cegielska, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Dänemark,
Irina Chmyreva Moscow Museum of Modern Art/Russia,
Diana Edkins, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA,
Ingrid Fischer Jonge, Fotomuseet, Odense, Denmark,
Thomas Gerwers, Profifoto,Düsseldorf,
Gerard Goodrow, Direktor ArtCologne,
Debra Klomp Ching, KlompChing Gallery New York, USA,
Celina Lunsford, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt,
Michael Mazzeo, peer gallery, New York/USA,
Alison Nordstrom, George Eastman House Rochester/USA,
Helga Oberkalkofen, Art Galerie, Siegen,
Dagmar Peveling, Galerie Peveling, Köln,
Sandra Phillips, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA,
Thomas Poller, Galerie Poller, Frankfurt, New York/USA,
Thomas Schirmböck, ZEPHYR, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim,
Johan Sjöström, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Schweden,
Nicole Stanner, Galerie f5.2, München,
Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA,
Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin,
Dr. Claude Wing Sui, Reichs Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim,
Manfred Zollner, fotomagazin, Hamburg.

exhibiting photographers

Vorname, Name, Ort, Staat; Pilar Albajar, Vitoria, Spain; Mariette Pathy Allen, New York, United States of America; Lili Almog, New York, United States of America; Marco Ambrosi, Verona, Italy; Bill Armstrong, New York, United States of America; Pascal Baetens, Lovenjoel, Belgium; Marc Baruth, Siegen, Germany; Richard Bram, New York, United States of America; Suzette Bross, Chicago, United States of America; Ekaterina Bubnova, Moscow, Russia; Amanda Calluf, Curitiba - PR, Brazil; Patrizia Casamirra, Rom, Italy; Evelyne Coutas, Paris, France; Betsy Cullen, Watertown, United States of America; Pedro David, Grajaú - Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil; Max de Esteban, Barcelona, Spain; Luis Delgado Qualtrough, San Francisco, United States of America; Marie Docher, Paris, France; Angeliki Douveri, Athens, Greece; Diane Ducruet, Orly, France; Beth Yarnelle Edwards, San Francisco,United States of America; Odette England, Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia; Claudia Fährenkemper, Werne, Germany; Blake Fitch, Reading, United States of America; Abe Frajndlich, New York City,United States of America; Lucia Ganieva, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Chrystel Garipuy, New York, United States of America; Judy Gelles, Philadelphia, United States of America; April Gertler, Berlin, Germany; Andrew Z. Glickman, Bethesda, United States of America; Salete Goldfinger, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lorena Guillen Vaschetti, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Michael Hallett, Worcester, United Kingdom; Daniel Handal, New York, United States of America; Dirk Hanus, Chemnitz, Germany; Jolana Havelková, Kolín, Czech Republic; Johannes Hepp, München, Germany; Laura Heyman, Syracuse, United States of America; Michael Hinz, Osnabrück, Germany; Olga Hoffman, London, United Kingdom; Roberta Holden, Vancouver, Canada; Nicolai Howalt, Copenhagen, Denmark; Charise Isis, Kingston, United States of America; Qiu Jun Song, GuangDong PanYu district, GuangZhou, Peoples Republic of  China; Véronique Kolber, Bourglinster, Luxembourg; Pernille Koldbech Fich, Copenhagen, Denmark; Ferit Kuyas, Ziegelbrücke, Switzerland; Suzy Lake, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nathalie, Latham, Paris, France; Liu LiJie, Beijing Chao Yang District, Peoples Republic of China; Jennifer Long, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Emily-Jane Major, London, United Kingdom; Ana Lucia Mariz, São Paulo, Brazil; RaniaMatar, Brookline, United States of America; Andrea Mendes, Rio de Janeiro - Niteroi, Brazil; Monika Merva, Brooklyn, United States of America; Sarianna Metsähuone, Goteborg, Sweden; Charles Mintz, Cleveland, United States of America; Anja Mohr, Linden, Germany; Silvia Morara, Val di Nizza, Italy; Katharina Mouratidi, Berlin, Germany; Wolfgang Müller, Berlin, Germany; Wawi Navarroza, Taguig City, Philippines; Dan Nelken, New York, United States of America; Pavel Odvody, Darmstadt, Germany; Suzanne Opton, New York, United States of America; Udayan Sankar Pal, Hyderabad, India; Lydia Panas, Kutztown, United States of America; Kitty Paranagua, Rio de Janeiro - Botafogo , Brazil; Nicolas Pascarel, Paris, France; Inger Lise Rasmussen, Århus, Denmark; Tanja Reinicke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany; Ken Rosenthal, Tucson, United States of America; Frank Rothe, Berlin, Germany; Michelle Sank, Exeter, United Kingdom; Diana Scherer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Jutta Schmidt, Dortmund, Germany; Sabine Schulz Blank, Berlin, Germany; Daniel Schumann, Bielefeld, Germany; Dona Schwartz, Minneapolis, United States of America; Gregory Scott, Bloomington, United States of America; Elizabeth Siegfried, Toronto, Canada; Dagmar Sippel, Paris, France; Evzen Sobek, Brno, Czech Republic; Ursula Sokolowska, Chicago, United States of America; Leslie Starobin, Needham Heights, United States of America; Ludmila Steckelberg de Santana, Montreal, Canada; Ai Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan; Urszula Tarasiewicz, Lodz, Poland; Sara Terry, Los Angeles, United States of America; Txomin Txueka, Getaria - Gipuzkoa, Galicia / Spain; Guy Veloso, Belem-Para, Brazil; Michael Wagener, Siegen, Germany; Donna J. Wan, Menlo Park, United States of America; Rebecca Webb, San Diego, United States of America; Johan Willner, Stockholm, Sweden; Peng Xiangjie, xi’an ShangXi, Xi `an Shaanxi Province, Peoples Republic of China; Qiu Zhen, BeiJing, Peoples Republic of China; ;