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news | 08.04.2021

‘Children of Covid’ Bex DAY c/o MAKING PICTURES examines the emotional, social and physical influence of Covid on a young generation growing up in the United Kingdom

Bex Day, a photographer and director residing in London, is now 28 and publishes her work regularly in magazines such as Vice, Garage, It’s Nice That or even Dazed and Confused. The spread presented here entitled ‘Children of Covid’ was recently published in ANOTHER magazine together with a text by Dominique Sisley. The photographs deal with the topic of the emotional and physical influence of Covid-19 on children between the ages of four and twelve in the UK.

We gladly quote : “With the UK slowly crawling out from its third national Covid lockdown, the focus is now shifting to the fallout. Over the last twelve months, reality as we know it has been razed to the ground, with shops, schools and social spaces shutting their doors and – where possible – moving online. These changes have been difficult for everyone, but particularly for children, who have been stuck in this digital, stimulus-starved existence for some of their most formative years. According to Unicef, Britain’s kids have lost up to 700 million days of school education since the pandemic began – so how will this affect them, both in the long and short term? It’s a question that Bex Day has been musing over.” Read the complete interview on the Net. GoSee : anothermag.com///covid-generation-portraits-of-the-uks-pandemic-children


news | 07.04.2021

‘Its Flower Is Hard To Find’ is about childhood, the Catholic faith and German history – photographer Vincent Kohlbecher looks for very personal answers in Poland with his first book, appearing at Hartmann Publishing

Over a period of four years, photographer Vincent Kohlbecher visited Poland, the country of his childhood, again and again. He found motifs there which took him back to that time, to the Catholic faith, through German history. Gdańsk, Warsaw, Kraków, Płaszów, Majdanek, and Auschwitz… Kohlbecher’s photos are like texts longing to be read carefully. The places he describes in his photos are only accessible to the viewer through the interplay of what he has seen, what is associated with it, and historical memory. The photographer remains all the while at a distance, never becoming part of the narrative, and succeeds in taking a rare analytical and sharply focused look at this country which is still the most unknown neighbor to Germany.

Vincent Kohlbecher, who was born 1960 in Hamburg, worked as a photojournalist for German and international magazines in the 1990s and has taught photography at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) since 2003. ‘Its Flower Is Hard To Find’ is his first book publication. The book was a cultural recommendation of TV broadcaster 3Sat. GoSee : 3sat.de//kulturzeit/buch-tipp-vincent-kohlbecher-its-flower-is-hard-to-find & hartmann-books.com//vincent-kohlbecher-its-flower-is-hard-to-find

Its Flower Is Hard To Find’ by Vincent Kohlbecher . Design: Stefan Stefanescu, Berlin and Vincent Kohlbecker, Hamburg . Texts by Wislawa Szymborska and K. W. Woycicki . Hardcover, printed linen, 104 pages, 55 illustrations, 22 x 31 cm . ISBN 978-3-96070-056-2, Hartmann Books