vast terrain, shifting perspective
vast perspective, shifting terrain


AMU Gallery


Christian Kasners
Christian Kasners (*1983, Bottrop, DE) studied photography at Folkwang UdK in Essen. In 2014 he completed a one-year study and work stay in the USA. In 2017 he received the Wüstenrot Foundation's award for documentary photography “Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreis”. In the context of this award, he realised the photographic project “nová europa” in the Czech Republic. Since 2019 he is working on a new project on Polish-German history as part of his postgradual studies at HGB Leipzig. He holds a scholarship from Cusanuswerk.

Susanne Keichel
Susanne Keichel (*1981, Dresden, DE) studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. At the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 her ongoing work Fluchtlinien (Lines of Flight) was shown in the group exhibition Dispossession as part of the official Venice supporting program. In the same year the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen purchased her work geb. 7. Oktober 1977, Alexandria, gest. 1. Juli 2009, Dresden (ein Kommentar). This was followed by participation in exhibitions in HALLE 14 Leipzig, Kunstraum Düsseldorf and Rundgang 50Hertz in cooperation with the Nationalgalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. In 2017 Susanne Keichel received a grant from Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.

Tobias Neumann
Tobias Neumann (*1982, Würzburg, DE) 2005—2013 he studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, at the Al-Balqa' University of Applied Arts in Amman, JOR and at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, IN. In his photographic work, he deals with the possibilities and conditions of the documentary, especially the portrait. 2018 his book "Deux Sœurs" (Two Sisters) was published by Spector Books, Leipzig.

Andrzej Steinbach
Andrzej Steinbach (*1983, Czanrkow, PL). 2013 diploma and 2017 master student in visual arts at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. His works have been shown in various exhibitions, among others at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Fotomuseum Winterthur Switzerland, Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Kunst Haus Wien, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art Nagoya Japan. He received for example (2015) the Federal Prize for Art Students Bonn, (2015) Berenberg Prize for Young Art Hamburg, (2013) or Marion Eimer-Preis Weimar and (2010).  Among others, he has published the artist books "Gesellschaft beginnt mit drei" (2017, Spector Books), "Ordinary Stones" (2016, Études Books Paris) and "Even and then some" (2010, Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig).

Lina Zacher
Lina Zacher (*1991, Braunschweig, DE) first studied design and then art education at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale). In 2015 she founded together with Delphine Bishop MIO, an association for multimedia to promotes intercultural media projects. She works as an independent filmmaker and artist in Germany, Madagascar and the Philippines. After several film installations and short film projects “Fonja” is her first feature film production. Her work is based on the examination of socio-political topics with a participatory approach. She deals with human behaviour in spatial and social contexts and tries to get in contact with her subject areas through a practical and field research approach.


Stephanie Kiwitt
Anna Voswinckel
Tereza Rudolf


9/10/2020  1 pm


10/10–15/11 2020

Perspective is a question of seeing and taking action. Both of which are directly connected to the experience of space. We now inhabit a living environment and communications space that ask or allow for a multitude of perspectives. In light of this it is possible to again pose the question as to the nature of social documentary photography. For years Tobias Neumann has been traveling to Lomé and photographing two sisters. He later continued the portrait series with one of the sisters in Leipzig. Though the living environments are very different, his sympathetic vision provides a common element. In his picture sequence Andrzej Steinbach presents the portrait of a group of three individuals of the same age as an alliance of “shifting identities”. His portrait can be read as the antithesis to contemporary society’s desire for homogenization and clear borders. In Nová Evropa Christian Kasners turns his attention towards similar questions in the Czech Republic. He reads and registers symbols of consumption, the xenophobic statements of right-wing populist politics, traces of National Socialism and manifestations of the Left and places these pictures in close proximity to one another. Since 2015 Susanne Keichel has been reflecting on the treatment of refugees in her own surroundings as an object of political and logistical friction and as a xenophobic reaction. As the product of a film workshop with inmates of a youth detention centre in Madagascar, Lina Zacher’s documentary portrays the living circumstances of this micro society from the perspective of the inmates themselves. To what extent are new spheres of action generated for the prisoners and the artist herself?

Press release


The Fotograf Festival is organised by the Fotograf 07 z.s., and held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, and with the support of the City Council of Prague (400 000 CZK), the Czech Ministry of Culture and State Fund of Culture.

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