"just" 2009

selection 2009


selection 2009
June 27th – July 5th, 2009
studio  Thomas Kellner
Siegen, Germany


Thomas Kellner invites every year personally known colleagues for a group show in his studio. Most of them he has met at exhibitions, meetingplaces or artfairs around the world.

Submissions came this year from more than a hundred photographers from 20 countries, such as: Brasil, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithunia, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, USA und Uruguay.
The exhibition end of June shows work by 26 photographers. Each photographer is represented by one selected picture. This year the portfolio award goes to Dirk Hanus from Leipzig Germany, who will be presented in the July issue of fotomagazin in Germany. PROFIFOTO, Germany will also publish a selection in his July issue. The exhibition photographers:network selection 2009 will take place June 27th till July 5th at studio Thomas Kellner Germany. On Saturday 27th visiting photographers meet at the Museum’s conference room for short lectures and artist’s talks. Sunday June 28th Art Galerie Siegen will present the awardwinning exhibition by Dirk Hanus.

Thank you to the supporting jury members 2009:

Thomas Gerwers, PROFIFOTO
Manfred Zollner, fotomagazin
Beate Cegielska, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
Johan Sjöström, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden


photographers:network selection 2009
June 27th – July 5th 2009
studio  Thomas Kellner
Friedrichstrasse 42
57072 Siegen
Te.: +49 271 238 33 43

Opening hours Sa & Su 3 – 6 pm


Tamany, Baker, Bristol, United Kingdom
Dietlinde Bamberger, Hannover, Germany
Suzette Bross, Chicago, United States of America
Brian Buckley, New York, United States of America
Jill Cole, Richmond, United Kingdom
Nigel Dickinson, Paris, France
Kathryn Dunlevie, Palo Alto, United States of America
Lucia Ganieva, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
YunSheng Geng, Kunming, Yunnan, Peoples Republik of China
Meggan Gould, Topsham, United States of America
Daniel Handal, New York, United States of America
Dirk Hanus, Chemnitz, Germany
Olga Hoffman, London, United Kingdom
Qiu Jun Song, GuangDong PanYu district, GuangZhou, Peoples Republic of  China
Pernille Koldbech Fich, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ferit Kuyas, Ziegelbrücke, Switzerland
Liu LiJie, Beijing Chao Yang District, Peoples Republik of China
Silvia Morara, Val di Nizza, Italy
Suzanne Opton, New York, United States of America
Inger Lise Rasmussen, Århus , Denmark
Elliot Ross, San Francisco, United States of America
Tobias, Smith, London, United Kingdom
Alvaro Villela, Salvador / Bahia, Brazil
Johan Willner, Stockholm, Sweden
Wang Xinliang, Hefei, Peoples Republik of China
Qiu, Zhen Beijing, Peoples Republik of China



photographers:network selection 2009
June 27th – July 5th 2009
studio  Thomas Kellner
Friedrichstrasse 42
57072 Siegen
Te.: +49 271 238 33 43

Opening hours Sa & Su 3 – 6 pm


Lectures at the Museum's conference room on Saturday 27th

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


Tamany Baker

Living with Wolfie

The series documents my response to the 'presents' that Wolfie, my beloved cat, brings into the home. At first, I experienced some kind of horror: .....

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Dietlinde Bamberger

Shadows in an Antique Shop in Wuerzburg

Very often it is still expected that a photograph shows things straight-on, “as they really are”. In one way my pictures that could be grouped under the heading “semi-transparent” .............. >>> continue

Suzette Bross

Lucy Watering the Pool

In my work, I seem to be drawn to collecting images of in-between moments. As a parent, I take photographs of my children to record and gather the big moments in their lives – birthdays, holidays etc. As a photographer, and a slightly obsessive gatherer of imagery, I found ..... >>> continue

Brian Buckley


I am using a historic darkroom and chemical tradition with a modern approach and contemporary materials.  Using large format color Polaroid film in complete darkness, I manipulate .... >>> continue

Jill Cole

Bird #1

Created over the last eighteen months on British military land, this series shows birds captured for scientific and conservation research on a nature reserve within an army garrison in North Yorkshire. .... >>> continue

Nigel Dickinson

Fast-food mobile vendor selling snacks and drinks to a child worker, at dusk, at the edge of Smokey Mountain

Smokey Mountain at Steung Mean Chey, is Phnom Penh's municipal rubbish dump. Many thousands work here, recycling the city's rubbish, dumped by garbage trucks every day and night. Several hundred workers are minors and some are very young children, who often work with friends or relatives for protection.....

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Kathryn Dunlevie

Les Longues Vacances

In these handmade photo-collages everyday, familiar images are transformed into compositions that hint at invisible, underlying structures.

Individual photographs have been fractured and reassembled to symbolize the building blocks of matter. Integrating these photographic shards .... >>> continue

Lucia Ganieva

Factory 1

Already during the regime of the czars, the town of Ivanovo, situated some 300 km northeast of Moscow, was the centre of textile industry in Russia.

There were a lot of plants where all kinds of fabrics were manufactured, mostly based on cotton and linen. The town was called the ‘town of brides’ because the population counted almost only women, working in the textile branch. ....

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Meggan Gould

Verso #16

..... . What do we look at photographically, and what do we ignore? My most recent work, Verso, looks to probe the tension between what conventionally constitutes a picture space and the underlying factors, .... >>> continue

Daniel Handal

Mother and Child

These photographs are part of a documentary series titled “Female Masking”. A form of cross-dressing that involves the wearing of women’s fetish wear and latex mask in order to transform oneself into a rubber sex doll. .... >>> continue

Dirk Hanus


The overflow of pictures belongs to our every-day life now. An answer to this is the loss of time. Whenever humans behold, they do it only briefly.
For that reason, the message should be quickly decipherable. This is where the pictures of Dirk Hanus initiate. ..... >>> continue

Olga Hoffmann

Lonely Dinner

Fake and theatrical emotions like from old movies, surrealism, dreams, fairy tales and everyday life are the inspiration for Olga Hoffman's photography. .... 
To achieve this effect sometime the model is splashed with cold water, scared or simply surprised. ....>>> continue

Pernille Koldbeck Fich

Passing through

Pernille Koldbech Fich likens Introducing Viola to a family story or a portrait of a generation: the subjects are all related, although the sense of isolation within the pictures creates an ambiguity around this. .... >>> continue

Ferit Kuyas

Access Roads, Caiyuan Bridge, Chongqing

City of Ambition is a visit to one of the largest cities in the world, Chongqing where I am mainly interested in the outskirts. There the city can’t be really seen but sensed, like a tiger moving through the jungle – invisible, yet there. Construction sites and places of change show metaphorical facets of the huge shift taking place in contemporary China. ....>>>continue 

Liu Lijie

Another Episode

The real space in which I’m living is rather miscellaneous and seductive. It has gorgeous lights and shadows. Also it’s full of desires, powers, feelings’ control, and benefits’ exchange. The more communicating approaches this world has, the more isolated and close from each other we feel. .... >>> continue

Silvia Morara

Babylon #1

Milan, but it could be any busy city in the world.

Frantic people rushing to and from work, sometimes more ghosts than people, at least during the run. .... >>> continue

Suzanne Opton


The Soldier photographs take a serious look at the faces of active duty American soldiers, and consider the impact of war on their lives and the lives of those dear to them. Soldiers are traditionally portrayed as heroic, and of course that’s what we want them to be.

But in making these photographs, I wanted to look beyond the heroics, the glamour and bravado of the military. I wanted to present a quiet look at individual behind the uniform. ...... >>> continue

Jun Song Qiu

Zhen Qiu

Satan´s Wedding 3

“My bride and I-Satan's wedding” created in 2009, is the follow up of the series “My bride and I” created from 2006. The new work is also the self portraits of the bride and I, reflecting my thinking on marriage, religion and death. .... >>> continue

Inger Lise Rasmussen


... In 2007 and 2008 Inger Lise Rasmussen travelled to China studying the expanding urbanism and the transformation of the Chinese society.- .... The title Brilliant City comes from a huge residential area in Shanghai. .... >>> continue

Elliot Ross


In the case of our relationship with animals, a sense of the difficulty with reality may involve…a sense of astonishment and incomprehension that there should be beings so like us, so unlike us, so astonishingly capable of being companions of ours and so unfathomably distant. .... >>> continue

Tobias Smith

The Pier

A piece of critical work produced in response to the recent metrological and economic collapse of Britain.  

Brighton Pier having remained derelict for over 40 years has been a victim of arson on 2 occasions. ... >>> continue

Alvaro Villela

No Title 1

Alvaro Villela was born in 1960 at Salvador, Bahia, in the Northeast of Brazil. In the 1980s he discovered the possibility of interpreting the world on the basis of his own perceptions by creating dialogues through photography. Driven by intense political activity, in common with most young progressives at the time, Villela saw Under Fire, Roger Spottiswoode’s 1983 movie about civil war in Nicaragua ..... >>> continue

XingLiang Wang

XingLiang Wang, Hefei, Peoples Republik of China

Johan Willner

Die Ordnung

In the present work ”Boy Stories”, I’m using the passed moment as a starting point.I rebuild or return to the places where the memory took place and .... >>> continue


Geng Yunsheng

Geng Yunsheng, Kumming, Peoples Republik of China


journal, The London Royal Photographic Society



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