Round-Up #3 • 20180312
Björn Knechtel – Manhatten Bridge, New York
Growing up in rural Germany for me New York was the definition of a city. My head was filled with images, feeded by skateboard magazines and album covers. I don’t think there was any other place in the world I knew better without actually having been there an when I finally visited New York City for the first time it felt new and strangely familiar at the same time. I took this foto with my small Olympus mju, a camera with unpredictable focus and exposure but for me it creates more emotional memories than a modern camera. I’m a cinematographer based in Berlin.
Lenzs Lamisere – Carrefour, Haiti
My name is Lenzs Lamisere, I shoot mainly film photography, reside in Florida, and in this picture I was visiting my motherland Haiti. Walking through a normal pathway back home I captured a moment where the residents would collect water for their home living. Its usually kids that make the runs from the Dinepa. Not knowing the kid that is the only one face me caught at exact sec I snapped the image, feels like it meant right timing to me.
Visit Lenzs on Instagram → @pacmankloud.gym
Fatih Kurçeren – Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh
After an extensive journey through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia, several Syriana- Armenian groups – most of them families – reached their new homeland Nagorno Karabakh. According to interantional law, this territory belongs to Azerbaijan, even though it is now under the control of Armenian armed forces. Several years of civil war between Azerbaijan and Armenia has clearly left its marks. This confrontation with a completely new situation in a geografical unfamiliar environment forced the syrian refugees to adjust to a completely new life in the mountains of Nagorno Karbakh. Even worse, so in this new homeland, a war is taking place right now. This photo was taken in the capital of Nagorno Karabakh, Stepanakert, and is part of a project supported by the Foundation VG Bild Kunst.
Fatih Kurceren is a photographer with Turkish roots and a background in German philology and Communication Design studies. He now lives and works as a freelancing photographer and bookbinder in Germany and is a member of DGPh.
Nathan Millis – Canton, Ohio
This image is from a trip I took through Ohio in 2010, and Ohio remains one of my favorite states to photograph in. From Cleveland to the Ohio River there are so many great towns and cities to walk around. I live in Chicago and have spent much of the last 15 years photographing around the US. I am currently editing that work into a book that looks at American anxiety in the early 21st century. An anxiety that at times has been exacerbated by war and the fear of terrorism, but mainly stems from economic and social realities.
Peter Oliver Wolff – São Paulo, Brazil
When visiting my grandmother in São Paulo, one morning I woke up at 5 am and went to one of the most important avenues called Avenida Paulista to see what everyone is up to at sunrise. Surprisingly few cars, but a lot of people rushing to the next metro station. Still, everyone always seems to have enough time to grab a coffee from street vendors, chat and tell each other jokes, being happy. This picture is taken beneath the São Paulo Museum of Art, showing a building in the district of Bela Vista