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Austrian documentary photography

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For its first exhibition, Fotohof is presenting current approaches to Austrian documentary photography. The photographers being presented deal with concrete places and the social themes connected to them, in, at times, very comprehensive long-term projects. The projects include:

Helmut Steinecker's 'Tichá' is a South Bohemian border village just separated from his home – the Austrian village of Unterwald – by a forest-covered hill. There, behind the former iron curtain, in what is now the so-called green belt, he finds relics of close to half a century of a divided Europe.

Zara Pfeifer's analogue colour photography offers insight into the interior spaces of Alterlaa, a large council estate in Vienna, built in the seventies by Harry Glück.

Susanne Jakszu's work marks a border area where a photo documentary project moves towards photo reportage. Her 'Happy Ending' series deals with the sex tourism phenomenon in Pattaya close to Bangkok.

Christopher Mavric's 'Wildfremd - Straßenportraits aus Graz und Wien' series, which is also available as a book since January, is dedicated to the genre of street photography. In his portraits of Austrian people who move in urban spaces, everything is live and genuine.

Further information at: Fotohof

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