Exhibition BIRGIT KLEBER PHOTOGRAPHERS 19.10. - 02.12.14 autorenbuchhandlung Berlin in collaboration with Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST Else-Ury-Bogen 599 - 601, 10623 Berlin, Mo-Fr 10-20 h, Sa 10-19 h, So 10-18 h
A N I M A L S
Photographs by Birgit Kleber
Foreword by Matthias Harder
Hardcover, limited edition
7x7 in, 40 pages, 34 photographs b/w
Sibylle Bergemann, Thomas Hoepker,
Birgit Kleber, Robert Lebeck, Sheila Rock, a.o.
January 18 - March 15, 2014
"Much has changed since then. Even men have now long dared to drop their traditional roles in front of the camera – they are allowed to appear broken, vulnerable or simply natural, as in a portrait from photographer Birgit Kleber, made three years ago, of her recently deceased New York colleague Saul Leiter. This photo does not portray a typical male, no “good fellow” full of hybris and heroism. Rather a grizzled, vulnerable boy looks out of this shot. He does not move his gaze directly towards the lens; but prefers to look slightly away – hand on chin with his face tilted downwards. Presumably, this is a totally honest picture. This is how Saul Leiter was; this master of American colour photography..."
( Text by Ralf Hanselle )
Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST, Fasanenstr.69, 10719 Berlin