The Robert Koch Gallery will feature an international selection of contemporary and vintage work:
Dr. Franz Roh,
Roger Ballen is well-known for his disquieting psychological portraits of rural inhabitants on the fringes of South African society. Over the past twenty-five years, his work has moved beyond observation and documentation toward abstraction and complex narratives. Ballen's current project of photographing birds in a strange and surreal world, continues exploring these complex narratives.
Jeff Brouws captures the social experience and cultural relevance of classic American iconography. From highway landscapes of run-down motels and neon-lit gas stations to carnival scenes of small-town side-shows, Brouws' "visual anthropologies" offer a somber view of contemporary Americana.
Tamas Dezso's series Here, Anywhere offers a desolate yet beautiful look at the people and places left behind during the post-communist transition in Hungary. Dezso's recent awards include grand prize of the Jeune Création Européenne Biennal in Paris-Montrouge, First Prize in the 2011 CENTER Project Competition in Santa Fe, and the Daylight Magazine & Center for Documentary Studies Project Prize.
Michael Wolf explores the layers of city life and the juxtaposition of private and public spaces. In the series Tokyo Compression, Wolf goes underground and close-up, capturing the riders in one Tokyo subway station. These portraits, together with the detached architectural landscapes explored in Transparent City, continue to illustrate Wolf’s ongoing fascination with contemporary cities, drawing into question notions of public and private space, anonymity and individuality, history and modern development. Wolf divides his time between Paris and Hong Kong, and has been included in numerous shows internationally. He was a finalist for the 2010 Prix Pictet award, and his work was featured on the cover of the Prix's catalog, Growth.