Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH
Triennale der Photographie Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany | June 2015
“Hamburg” is the new body of work by the photographer Giacomo Brunelli commissioned by the Triennial of Photography Hamburg and Flâneur. Brunelli is best known for his series “The Animals” where he photographed striking portraits of animals in Italy and “Eternal London” where he uses his distinct film-noir style to create a unique and evocative view of the capital and its famous landmarks.
For this new project, Brunelli, takes his photographs during daily early morning walks, randomly choosing a person to follow before focusing his camera on them. Working with a removable viewfinder, he photographs his subjects from waist height and other unusual angles, such as directly from behind and with extreme closeups. Working entirely in analogue format, Brunelli shoots his photographs with a 1960s Miranda Sensomat 35mm camera, given to him by his father and hand prints his photographs in the darkroom. In this exhibition, Brunelli takes us around Hamburg, its lakes, HafenCity, Planten un Blomen, Blankenese and other iconic areas that make the city so highly recognisable.
The urban space is based on beliefs and dreams, facts and fantasies, separations and connections, and an innumerable list of contradictions, where everything seems to be or becoming something else. This project has been developed in the city of Hamburg, where I collected these transitory fragments of daily life. My aim is to explore multiple facets of the city, by capturing a range of viewpoints and mixing times and spaces, where people and scenes are juxtaposed into different layers, as if I was looking through an imaginary “Social Kaleidoscope”.
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. It is also the thirteenth largest German state. Its population is over 1.7 million people, and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (including parts of the neighbouring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein) has more than 5 million inhabitants. The city is situated on the river Elbe.
The official name reflects its history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state, and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919, the stringent civic republic was ruled by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten.
Hamburg is a transport hub and is an affluent city in Europe. It has become a media and industrial centre, with plants and facilities belonging to Airbus, Blohm + Voss and Aurubis. The radio and television broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk and publishers such as Gruner + Jahr and Spiegel-Verlag are pillars of the important media industry in Hamburg. Hamburg has been an important financial centre for centuries, and is the seat of the world's second oldest bank, Berenberg Bank.
The city is a notable tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors; it ranked 16th in the world for livability in 2015.
The Speicherstadt was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in July 2015.
Who we are
And Flâneur has arrived in Hamburg. We’ll be showing the work of Giacomo Brunelli and Virgílio Ferreira. The work shown is the result of the artistic residency held in Hamburg a few months ago by Procur.arte and our partner in Hamburg, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg.
The show will be in the RATHAUSMARKT between June 11th and 21st.
The Triennale der Photographie opening will take place June 19th at 16h.
- Artistic director: KRZYSZTOF CANDROWICZ
- Project manager: Dr. HENRIETTE VÄTH-HINZ
- Assistant & Project coordinator: INEKE KLOSTERKEMPER
- Social media coordinator: MAREEN MALLON
- Press officier: KATHRIN LUZ
- Project manager: PAPIA ODA BANDYOPADHYAY
- Educational program & workshops: BIRGIT HÜBNER
- Technical Direktor: FRANK BODE
- Project management portfolio reviews: NINA HEINRICH/ ULRIKE KLUG