La Biennale di Venezia – ANIMA MUNDI

Current Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia - ANIMA MUNDI – Photo (c) Francesco Galli.

I'm very proud to inform you about my current group-exhibition participation during the 57th VENICE ART BIENNALE in Venice (Italy), titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.

The exhibitions CONSCIOUSNESS and VISIONS - I'm invited to take part -  are the second and third  appointments of the ANIMA MUNDI Festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, that will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi from July 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017.

57. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte
May 13, 2017 --> November 17, 2017

- Group Exhibition: CONSCIOUSNESS
July 13, 2017 -->  September 03, 2017

- Group Exhibition: VISIONS
September  14, 2017 -->  November 17, 2017

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Calle Zanardi, 413
30121 Venezia, Italia

Captain Flint: Awarded Reportage and Upcoming Exhibition

A part of my documentation Captain Flint has been selected to be one of the Studio Award Winners in The Art of Living Photography Show @ ACCI Gallery (Berkeley, CA, USA).

I feel very honored to be arwarded.

Opening of the Exhibition: September 1, 2017
Reception Day: September, 8, 2017
Closing Day of the Show: September 24, 2017

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11 am-6 pm // Sun 12 pm - 5 pm

ACCI Gallery
Berkeley Foundation for the Arts
1652 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
Phone: (510) 843-2527

Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine

Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine

Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine features Legally Invisible. Thanks a lot David Garnick for the outstanding honor being selected.

David Garnick, Founder and Editor of Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine:

David Garnick is also the director of  The Berkeley Month of Photography.  He set up his first darkroom over forty years ago. He has worked in other media, studying drawing, sculpture, and fine woodworking. Garnick directed the annual San Francisco International Photography Exhibition and has been a photography reviewer for the Lucie Foundation. He chaired the department of computer science at Bowdoin College, and later was a product manager for Google News in Norway. Combining his backgrounds in the arts, education, and production with his passion for photography, he founded Bokeh Bokeh Photo, dedicated to presenting the work of outstanding photographers from around the world.

Interview with Dodho Photo Magazine

Dodho Magazine

Even if I have no Camera Bag I did the short Interview with Dodho Photo Magazine.

Dodho Magazine (May 2017)

Oliver (born September 7, 1970 in Munich) is a documentary photographer, physician and Professor of Visual Arts (California University).

Currently he lives and works on the Canary Island of La Gomera. His specialty areas are reportage, portrait and what has come to be recognized as street photography. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in leading magazines and newspapers, including DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, El PAIS, COLORFOTO, PREMIERE (FRANCE), MERIAN and STERN MAGAZIN. [Official Website]

What’s in your camera bag?

Actually I don’t have any special Camera Bag. As a street and documentary photographer I prefer to travel anonymously, not wanting to be recognized as a photographer. As a general rule, I drift along on the streets; things don’t come to me at a hectic pace or in a rush. Photography is not actually at the forefront of my mind, rather it’s about having a lot of human interaction. The image through the viewfinder creates a sense of eagerness in me, as well as a sense of relaxation at the same time. All events condense around me in one moment. Then it’s a matter of capturing it in such a way that it becomes something special.

If I would have to carry a heavy and eye-catching camera bag, this fact would disturb all the focused moments. My bag gives me enough space to carry:Fujifilm X100T. / 2x 32 GB SD-Cards. / A cloth to clean the lens. / 2 Extra batteries. / Two packs of cigarettes. / 1 Sock. / A Lighter. / My purse (Passport, Credit Cards, …). / My latchkey. / My iPhone. / A local map.

What’s the most surprising thing you carry?

Right now a sock to protect my new iPhone.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Exploring the facial language: as a doctor and photographer I believe in the importance of facial language. Faces are vivid maps of human experience which I have to read to understand somebody else to some extent. In my pictures I like to explore those rare, comical or graphically interesting “coincidences” that daily life offers when people interact with each other and their environment, while always trying to keep a balance between form and content.

What are some of the details that you find essential for your style of bags?

The bag should be simple and easy to use with enough space for my daily small equipment.

What are the important things for protecting your camera gear?

My right arm wearing my bag on the right side over my shoulder. The Fujifilm Premium Leather Case. If it’s raining: my jacket.

Can you give me the essential carry kit when traveling the globe (bags, accessories etc.)?

All I told you above + my Laptop, External Drives and a Card Reader and  Battery charger.