The collection of images, selected from the estate of Michael Schade (1964-2004), predominantly contains travel photographs marked by a subjective approach to reality. In his search for images, Schade specifically focused on capturing everyday occurrences that usually remain unnoticed.
Regardless of which country or continent he explored with his camera, Schade directed his attention at ordinary scenes of urban life, capturing people and situations that usually remain at the periphery of our perception, or are altogether overlooked. To the photographer, it was the seemingly trivial and insignificant that made the most valid visual subject.
Irregular and Other Days was curated by Ulrike Kremeier, director of the Dieselkraftwerk Art Museum in Cottbus, where the exhibition first opened in 2013. It has now been brought to Leipzig to mark the 250-year anniversary of the city's Academy of Visual Arts.
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