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German photographer shows changes of nature through photos

Update: September, 16/2015 - 08:00
Inga Kerber, a photographer from Germany, will showcase her works on landscape and nature in the exhibition. — Photo courtesy of the Ha Noi Goethe Institute
HA NOI (VNS) — Inga Kerber, a photographer from Germany, will display her art which deals with landscapes, forests and nature at an exhibition that open today (September 16) in Ha Noi.

The exhibition Cliché of a Landscape displays sets of three to five photographs showing small changes of the same landscape.

She combines such classic motifs with new, accidental and deliberate defective reproduction techniques, thereby acquiring an almost irresistible painterly quality.

Kerber was born in 1982 in Berlin, and lives and works in Leipzig. She has received numerous awards and scholarships.

She is the fourth artist to be awarded the Artist Residency Grant from the Cultural Foundation of Saxony. The Leipzig-based photographer will immerse herself in Viet Nam's arts and culture scene for the next three months while living and working in Ha Noi.

The exhibition will run until October 4 at the Ha Noi Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ha Noi.

Kerber will discuss her working process in a talk on September 26 and discuss the photographic trends today in Germany and Viet Nam with photo artist Maika Elan and visual artist Nguyen The Son.

Elan started her career as a fashion photographer. She gained success with her debut photo project The Pink Choice which focusses on the life of gay couples in Viet Nam. It won the top prize in the Contemporary Issues category at the World Press Photo 2013 and top prize for Documentary Story at Pride Photo Award 2013.

Son works as lecturer at the Viet Nam Fine Arts University. He is an emerge artist with many solo and group exhibitions on the theme of urban area and modern life.

Kerber will also pass on her knowledge to young photographers and students in workshops in Ha Noi, Hue and HCM City. — VNS

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