Artist Talk with Loredana Nemes

Loredana Nemes, E005 Paris 04.2005, from the series: Under Ground, 2005 - 2006
Loredana Nemes
Loredana Nemes, S005 Paris 04.2005, from the series: Under Ground, 2005-2006
Loredana Nemes, E009 London 01.2005, from the series: Under Ground, 2005 - 2006

On the occasion of the exhibition Street. Life. Photography Die Presse art critic Almuth Spiegler talks to photographer Loredana Nemes about her work as a street photographer, about the street as a stage, about the fluid border between the private and the public, and about closeness and distance to her subjects.

Berlin-based photographer Loredana Nemes is known for her vivid black-and-white portraits, which she takes with her Rolleiflex medium-format camera. In the exhibition Street. Life. Photography, she is represented with works from the series "Underground" (2005-06), which were created in the subways of various major cities after midnight. These portraits of unknowns testify to a high level of empathy for the people depicted. Emotional warmth and anonymity condense in them, and the echo of city life echoes through them.

I was fascinated by street photography, I knew I wanted to do it. So I often stood in one place forever and looked at what was going on. The photography and the camera have always given me time, time for the details, time to look at the world. 

- Loredana Nemes

The event is organized in cooperation with the daily newspaper Die Presse and is part of the series Artists in Focus.

Conversation in German language. Admission free.
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