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New York Fading

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Wolfgang Kleber's exhibition on New York combines a small selection of early photographs and documentary images with increasingly abstract compositions and B/W photographs from the years of 2012 and 2014.

In parallel to his experimental images of Manhattan, Kleber captured Brooklyn in black and white – returning to his Street photography roots, which he practiced more than 40 years ago in Paris. In addition, he also staged simple scenes involving the people of Brooklyn.

Kleber had visited New York on five previous occasions as an architectural and industrial photographer, commissioned by the German construction company Hochtief. Yet these visits left little time for pursuing his own work. Despite the many images he brought back for his client, he felt the need to return for the pictures he had not taken – or, in the words of Christiane Kuhlmann in their joint book on Brooklyn, to retrieve the 'Missing Images'.  

Find further details on the exhibition and the book at Galerie Klose, Kettler verlag and Wolfgang Kleber.

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