Since 1978, Dieter Leistner has been photographing people waiting at public transport stops throughout the world. Whether in Asia or Europe, South America or the Indian Ocean, in the countryside or in town, in capitalism or socialism – Leistner captures those waiting subtly and with a professional perspective. He opens up a cosmos of instantaneous shots with their own particular aura: sometimes cheerful, sometimes melancholic, sometimes bustling, sometimes lonesome. The observer is always part of the composition, recognising themselves in some of those waiting.
Dieter Leistner is a professor of photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg and works internationally as a lecturer. With numerous exhibitions he is among the most well-known contemporary German photographers. His photos have won multiple awards and been published widely.
Observations from more than 40 years: A panopticon of waiting people throughout the world at transport stops from Europe to New Zealand.
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How art can make a contribution to the "healing environment" is shown by the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart with a Germany-wide unique and pioneering art concept. Whether it is seriously ill patients in the intensive care unit, visitors in the public corridors or employees in sterile functional areas: each is stimulated in their own way by the total of 48 artistic interventions.
The description of the many approaches and possible effects of the art projects realised at the Robert Bosch Hospital during the period 1998–2018 is supplemented by specialist contributions from the fields of art, design and corporate philosophy. They open the topic of an interdisciplinary approach and offer a view towards the future potential of healing art in an international context.
Isabel Grüner (born 1963), art historian and cultural manager, after professional positions in the gallery and museum sector, has been the art officer at the Robert Bosch Hospital since 2001.Search inside on ISSUU.com
architekturbild, the European Architectural Photography Prize, has been awarded on a two-yearly basis since 1995. Since 2003, the prize has been awarded by architekturbild e.V., a non-profit organisation and since 2008 in cooperation with the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, and since 2016 with the Bundesstiftung Baukultur, Potsdam/Berlin. The theme for 2019 is "Joyful Architecture". We rarely think of architecture as comforting, fun and playful. The book therefore presents examples of architecture that playfully and positively impact the built environment and its inhabitants. These examples can be understated or clichéd, autonomous or in dialogue with their surroundings, hidden or obvious.
High quality catalogue on the international trevelling exhibition, starting in the German Architecture Museum (DAM) on May 3rd 2019.Search inside on ISSUU.com
European Architectural Photography Prize 2017 architekturbild, the European Architectural Photography Prize, has been awarded on a two-yearly basis since 1995. This time the subject is "Borders".Whether in the sense of opening or closing, of including or excluding or as definitions of geographical or (urban) spatial areas, borders are physically present and clearly recognizable or subtly noticeable, but always perceived as either protecting or deterring. In the context of the European Architectural Potography Prize 2017 we by no means focus on the negative interpretations of this term but rather on the photographic-aristic involvment with our built environment.
Revitalisation of a landmarkFor three years, the architecture photographer HG Esch with impressive images documented the energetic renovation of the HVB-Tower in Munich, which has been the head office of the HypoVereinsbank since 2016. The characteristic exterior of the building, mirroring the sky in accordance with the design idea of the original architects Walther and Bea Betz and whose color is constantly changing with the intensity and incidence of sunlight, was replaced by a technologically pioneering façade construction. It contributes significantly to the new sustainability concept for one of Munich’s landmarks, achieving a significant reduction in energy consumption.A particular challenge for Henn Architekten, HVB Immobilien AG and all others involved in the construction was the visual reconstruction of the distinctive outer appearance of the heritage-protected HVBTower's façade, alongside all the technical innovation.
El Arenal from a different viewpoint50,000 hotel beds, 50 discos, 15 balnearios and six kilometres of beach – all of this is El Arenal on Mallorca, prompting Oliver Kröning and Dennis Orel to take a closer look at it from a photographic perspective. The result is a continuous view of the popular stretch of beach from a bird’s eye perspective, with a fascinating wealth of detail seen from an unusual angle. Long before the emergence of drones, the award-winning photography duo took pictures of the beach, with their camera appearing to hover above the masses of people. Technically sophisticated panoramas have thus been composed of countless individual images.
In 2015 the European Architectural Photography Prize architekturbild is awarded for the eleventh time: Since 1995 it has been awarded on a two-yearly basis for a different topic and since 2008 in cooperation with the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt. From the international submissions, the jury chose the 28 best ones on this year’s topic, which was "neighbourhood".Here, neighbourhood literally means spatial contiguity. And neighbourhood can at the same time be very welcome but also very annoying. In the countryside the nearest neighbour may well live one or two miles away, but in the city only a wall separates them. But not only people, also buildings and, in general terms, things can be neighbours – at a distance or very close to each other, in harmony or in discordance.