Photography Exhibition CITY LIGHTS: Damascus 2011

city lights Damascus 2011 © Ina Jungmann

Thu, 09/15/2016 -
Fri, 10/28/2016

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

city lights Damascus 2011

A photography project by Ina Jungmann

CITY LIGHTS is a photography project about the city of Damascus, conducted in March, 2011. Over the course of two weeks, Ina Jungmann observed and documented the streets of the Syrian capital. Her images of shops, streets, and people depict a lively and peaceful city. The photographer succeeds in intensifying the vibrant colors of Damascus and thereby shows the city’s distinct sparkling atmosphere. 
Three days before Jungmann returned to Germany peaceful demonstrations started in Damascus, eventually evolving into the civil war that still devastates the country today. In contrast to the horrifying images we see nowadays, Jungmann’s photographs remind us of a peaceful culture and the Syrian people’s once normal life.

The exhibition can be viewed from September 15th through October 28th 2016 during the Goethe-Institut’s regular business hours.
About Ina Jungmann:
German-American photographer Ina Jungmann spent her formative years on three different continents that shaped her creative eye. Thus, her landscapes and cityscapes reflect her cross-cultural experience. Growing up in Japan, Germany, and the United States the need to communicate in different languages intensified her sensitivity to visual communication and photography.  Educated at UCLA and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany, Jungmann studied with acclaimed photographers James Welling and Rudolf Schäfer and did an internship with Miyako Ichiuchi in Japan. In 2011, during a class excursion to Syria with Rudolf Schäfer, she captured the last impressions of peaceful life in Syria, just days before the civil war that has devastated the country erupted. Currently based in Los Angeles, Jungmann continues to explore new territory and to produce distinctive works depicting everyday moments of the world around her.

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