Vernissage presentation "Photography in Germany today" (Rebecca Sampson, photographer, award winner of "gute aussichten") and reception on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
“Germany's most prestigious competition for young photography”- Der Spiegel
Every year “gute aussichten” presents a singular and extensive survey of the style and the content of the portfolio of young German photographers. This year the exhibition features works by Miia Autio, Chris Becher, Carmen Catuti, Andreas Hopfgarten, Holger Jenss, Quoc-Van Ninh and Julia Steinigeweg.
In the thirteenth year of “gute aussichten 2016/17” the nine-member jury selected seven works, which seem to encourage the viewer to “Integrate yourselves!”, “and discover the foreigner and foreignness inside of you.” Those who only talk about what they consider their OWN, disregarding the FOREIGN, are never really comfortable with themselves, not to mention with others.
Philosophically speaking, life is a journey through space and time, and gute aussichten 2016/2017 invites you to take this trip. We need change—a change that unites the “old” with the “foreign” over and over again so that something “new” emerges—to keep ourselves, our society, and our culture alive.
Here is a brief overview of the photographers and their work:
Organized by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in cooperation with the Frederick University in Nicosia