Wednesday, October 12, 2017, 7.30pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
The Swiss publishing house Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher presents three photographic artists and their view on national themes. With moderated artist talks and photo presentations, this evening brings you closer to Switzerland from the point of view of a Hamburg photograher, a journey from west to east across Germany on foot and an investigation into the complex and ambivalent role of women in present-day Egypt.
Amélie Losier made several travels to Egypt to photograph and interview women of different social classes and religions. Women with and without vocational training, married, divorced, living engaged, as closet homosexuals. She tried to find an answer to the question,"What does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today?" Her pictures and the interviews included in the photo book "SAYEDA. Frauen in Ägypten. Women in Egypt. Femmes d' Égypte ", give a deep insight beyond political reporting.
In the 25th year of reunification, Dirk Gebhardt traversed all of Germany on foot from the westernmost to the easternmost point. He was driven by the question of who the Germans actually are. His pictures, which were published in the photo book "Quer durch - Deutschland von West nach Ost" ("Across Germany from West to East"), show facets of Germany, which are probably surprising for many.
Andreas Herzau visited Switzerland again and again for almost a decade. He tries to fathom the country of his neighbours, which he admires for its political neutrality and liberal democracy, but whose defensive national reflexes are openly expressed. His work "HELVETICA" is published in analogy to René Burris "Die Deutschen", the texts are written by the Swiss poets Nora and Eugen Gomringer, who live in Germany.