Julius Schrank wins World Press Photo Award

We are very proud to announce that Julius Schrank’s image »Kachin fighters« has won 1st prize in the Daily Life Singles Category in the World Press Photo Contest 2014.

The image shows Kachin Independence Army fighters who are drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died the day before.

Julius Schrank – World Press Photo Award

The image is part of an ongoing long term project on the conflicts in Burma. Julius Schrank is right now continuing this work and is currently in the Burmese Jungle.

See the awarded picture and all other award-winning images here.

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Exhibition »Fernweh« in Berlin

Fernweh by Lene Münch

from the series »One man is no man«

One image from my new series »One man is no man« on American Eastcoast Fraternities is gonna be included in a slideshow, curated by Kaetha.

Kaetha is a curatorial collaboration between hannah goldstein and Katja Haustein.

The slideshow is gonna be screened at the exhibition »Fernweh« at gallery tête in Berlin, which is showing work by Carla Åhlander, Jörg Brüggemann, Birgit Krause, Andreas Seibert & Constanze Vielgosz.

Opening: January 3rd at 7 pm

The exhibition is open on January, 4th & 5th 2014 from 2 – 6 pm

Fernweh at Gallery Tête
Schönhauser Allee 161A
10435 Berlin
Germany

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Published in 11FREUNDE

Florian’s pictures puplished in the newest issue of 11FREUNDE.

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Published in GEOlino

Florian’s pictures puplished in the newest issue of GEOlino.

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Upcoming exhibition: Hotel Bogota

one man is no man by Lene Münch

from the series »One man is no man – Einer ist Keiner« by Lene Münch

Hotel Bogota is a very special and historical place in Berlin which used to be a meeting point for artists and especially photographers such as YVA, Helmut Newton and many more.

It is very sad that Hotel Bogota is forced to close its doors in the end of this month, but as much more I am thrilled about being part of the KLEISTER exhibition which will take place on its 4th floor before its closure.

KLEISTER »blue monday«
from Dec. 9th until Dec. 14th, 2013

Hotel Bogota
Schlüterstraße 45
10707 Berlin

The opening will be on Sunday, December 8th at 7 pm.
Come by to celebrate with us this amazing and unique place!

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Published in mare

Florian’s »Horse racing on the seabead« pictures puplished in the newest issue of mare.

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New home for Iveta Jaslová

Four month ago we visited the family of Iveta Jaslová in Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic. They were forced to leave the building they had lived in. The owner evicted the people – most of them Roma – by cutting off the water and electricity supply. Luckily the lawyer of Iveta found a new flat for the family. Now she lives in a better neighborhood in which not only Roma but also Czech and Vietnamese people are living. She pays much less rent then before and the apartment is in a way better condition.

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taz photo column in may

Every saturday in may I will shoot one picture under the title »white spot« for the photo column that is published in the Berlin part of the daily newspaper »taz«.

taz photo column – Lene Münch

Do you see the raindrops? It just started to rain when I was taking repros… damn!

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Royal Madness

it came as a nice surprise when we found out that we’d be covering the crowning of the new dutch King, Willem Alexander, together. Julius for De Volkskrant and Lucas for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
So it happened that we hit Amsterdam’s streets together during these days of orange madness. Hundreds of thousands of spectators came to witness the event. Security was tight because the events of Beatrix’ crowning 33 years ago were not forgotten. Back than the protest against the monarchy ended up with war like scenes on the Dam Square. In 2013 however, the anti monarchy protests in the capital were limited to a few dozen people.
Most people dressed up in orange, got pissed and partied like a bunch of lunatics. The two of us pushed ourselves through the jammed streets of the center as good as possible trying to capture the mood of the celebration. It was good fun but exhausting and after two days of it we were also glad to not only see orange anymore.

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Friday-Project: No place for Roma

Iveta Jaslová stands with her back against the wall in her flat in Czech Ústí nad Labem. In a few hours she has to leave the building. ”I am scared of losing my children. I don’t know what to do” says the 45 year old Roma. The police wants to evict her and her four daughters and 13 grandchildren from her flat.
The resitential manager hired by the company Czech Propert Investments charget too much rent for the appartments. Iveta and her family had to pay twice as much as Czech citizens are paying for flats in a way better condidition. Now the company has to decorate the building. They decided to throw the residents out of the building instead. ”We don’t want such people here” says the speaker of the company Michaela Winklerova.
The landlords don’t want Romas in their buildings. The prejudices – they are dirty; they would steal and destroy the facilities – are wide spread. Social flats are rare. The few landlords in the north of the Czech Republic who offer flats for Roma take advantage of their sorrow. They charge high rents for flats in an unacceptable condition.
Eventually the police decides not to evict the building. Czech Property Investments cuts off the water and electricity supply. Many families already left the building. Iveta and their children are going to stay one more night in their appartment. Where they will stay tomorrow is yet uncertain.

Text: Timo Robben/ Sebastian Heidelberger

no place for roma

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