BOJORQUEZ, FINK, GOTTFRIED, MERMELSTEIN, RODRIGUEZ, SALGADO, SHABAZZ, TROSSBACH, ZOWNIR
Friday, December 6, 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Galerie Bene Taschen presents a wide selection of its represented artists. The Group Show combines photographic perspectives from its international programme together with photorealistic paintings by Charlotte Trossbach. The displayed works range from the mid 1970s up to 2019.
Gregory Bojorquez grew up in East Los Angeles and began his career photographing his friends and neighbors. After gaining the trust of LA’s notorious street gangs, he became the documentarian of this world.
Born in 1972 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Larry Fink’s is working as a photographer for over fifty-five years. His works were displayed in numerous institutions as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art and The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. The displayed prints show the glamorous life of the rich and famous.
Born in 1941 in Brooklyn. Lives and works in Pennsylvania.
Arlene Gottfried grew up in Brooklyn’s boroughs where she began to photograph its people. Working in the media, she explored other quarters and caught unique human and urban portraits.
Born in 1950 († 2017) in New York. She lived and worked in New York.
Jeff Mermelstein stays unnoticed while taking photos of his subjects. He has photographed street life in New York City extensively.
Born in 1957 in New York. Lives and works in New York.
To earn a living Joseph Rodriguez used to work as a cab driver in New York back in the 80ies. As waiting for a fair in front of clubs, in the garage or driving his clients, Rodriguez glimpses at the other, the invisible or demonized side of New York’s population.
Born in 1951 in New York. Lives and works in New York.
In the spirit of street photography, Jamel Shabazz’s works document passengers on the popular New York transit system, capturing their fashion, moods, and travelling companions.
Born in 1960 in Brooklyn. Lives and works in New York.
In October 2019, Sebastião Salgado has been awarded with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. His work takes him to critical regions around the world, where he makes the unseen visible. Through his serial work he can develop his ideas into projects that he sometimes works on for decades, such as Genesis and Exodus.
Born in 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives and works in Paris.
Charlotte Trossbach photorealistic images seek beauty in the superficial and fleeting. Her motifs depict everyday things, such as pleasurable products or consumer goods, which are painstakingly replicated on canvas in elaborate photographic aesthetics.
Born in 1985 in Mainz. Lives and works in Cologne.
Miron Zownir has been regarded as one of the most radical contemporary photographers for almost 40 years. His photographs depict the underbelly of society: drug addicts, homeless, prostitutes, and petty thieves, offering penetrating views into their various subcultures.
Born in 1953 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.
The exhibition features works by
Image: © Sebastião Salgado, Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil 2005, Silver gelatin print