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“Material” was published at Kerber Verlag in November 2018. The series includes narratives, notes and observations from the past ten years, in which Tobias Kruse has produced images that translate a mood, a sense of life into an authentic visual language. “In recent years, Tobias Kruse has captured the inexpressible moments of life: the shape of an object, the certainty of impending injuries, the birth of children and happiness on their skin,” wrote Laura Benz on the occasion of the book’s publication. “Many call the work a diary, but of course that’s not what it is”, says Tobias Kruse. “It’s miniatures, a condensate.”

Tobias Kruse was born in 1979 in Mecklenburg. He studied photography with Prof. Ute Mahler at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie and attended the masterclass of Prof. Arno Fischer. Since 2011 he is a member of the agency OSTKREUZ. Since 2017 he teaches at the Ostkreuz School of Photography. His works are exhibited and published internationally. Tobias Kruse lives and works in Berlin.

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When Swiss Fotostiftung in Winterthur and the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne approached young American photographer Shane Lavalette to contribute work to a group show titled “Unfamiliar Familiarities. Outside Views on Switzerland” in 2016, Lavalette started to research in the Winterthur archives. He came across contact sheets of a reportage by Theo Frey.

Swiss photographer Theo Frey (1908-1997) was a photo journalist and a documentarist. For the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition he visited and systematically photographed in twelve Swiss villages, aiming to tell a story of Switzerland at that moment in time.

“Following the footsteps of Frey’s journey from nearly eighty years earlier, I now traveled to the same twelve villages in order to find new images that explore the fabric of Switzerland today”, explains Shane Lavalette, “guided by chance encounters and my own meditations on the past, present, and future.”

“Within the archive at the Fotostiftung Schweiz, I uncovered unexpected connections between my own images and Frey’s, and was at once confronted with the weight of history. I considered the ways in which Frey’s photographs have different implications now than the day that they were made, and how the meaning of my own images will undoubtedly transform with age as well. Photographs, I realized, are much like mountains. Though we think of images as fixed and still, what we see in them is always shifting, however slowly, with time.”

Shane Lavalette (*1987) is an American photographer, an independent publisher and editor, and the director of Light Work, a nonprofit photography organization based in Syracuse, New York. He holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. In 2016, he published his monograph “One Sun, One Shadow”, exploring the American South, inspired by its rich musical tradition. The book to the series “Still (Noon)” was published in 2018 by Zurich based Edition Patrick Frey.

Robert Voit The Alphabet of New Plants

Archive Berlin 2016 - 2010

Orri Interiors
jedentag Fotografische Alltagsbeobachtungen von Andy Sewell, Peter Puklus und Peter de Ru
SCHWARZWEISS Zeitgenössische Positionen in der Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie
2007
Okko Oinonen On Top of The Iceberg. Intellectual Exiles
fotoform Deutsche Fotografie der 50er Jahre
Enver Hirsch Menschen Tiere Sensationen
2006
Andy Scholz Fotografie 2002-2006
Wolf Böwig Fotoarbeiten 1995-2005
2004
Michael Melcer Milch and Hering Jewish Food Shops in New York

Archive Hamburg 2016 - 2004

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