Miron Zownir – Press

Vice: Als New York noch aufregend, hedonistisch und bezahlbar war

Eigentlich war es Zufall, dass Miron Zownir mit dem Fotografieren anfing. Ende der 1970er war er von Karlsruhe nach Westberlin gezogen. Von zwei Filmhochschulen abgelehnt, lieh er sich die Kamera seiner damaligen Freundin aus und fing an, Sexclubs, Drogenabsteigen und das Nachtleben zu fotografieren. Zownir war beeindruckt vom Geist des Punk. Er hielt mit seinen Fotos eine utopische Vision von Anarchie und nihilistischer Selbstzerstörung fest.

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Vice: Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years

In Zownir’s pictures, we see the people who often fall through the cracks from the eye of one who understands the struggle and pays respect in the tradition of Bruce Davidson, Nan Goldin, and Larry Clark. In advance of a presentation of his work by Galerie Bene Taschen during Photo London (May 16-19), Zownir takes us on an incredible journey though the New York underground.

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L’oeil de la Photographie – New York in the 1980s, as seen by three brilliant photographers

This selection of photographs by American photographers Arlene Gottfried, Jamel Shabazz, and German photographer Miron Zownir, focus on the theme of New York in the 1980s. Through black and white, as well as colored photographs, the three photographers provide viewers with insights on the different milieus of the city. Each with their own perspectives of the megapolis, they document the…

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