Manfred Paul: The long journeys. Photographs from Romania, India, Paris

Manfred Paul’s photographs are based on the existential questions of human life. These are images that become parables for understanding the transience of all things. The photographs brought together in this exhibition come from the photographer’s sojourns in Romania (1978), Paris (1988), and India (1989); they are now presented for the first time in Berlin.
These photographs are vignettes from life as it is lived; they depict human existence under a wide spectrum of conditions. His different encounters with life and with the various forms of being human have sensitized the artist and led him to seek a form for the fleeting, the momentary.
Paul is considered one of the most renowned photographers of the former GDR. His images reveal the extent to which social conditions can be reflected in the artist’s view of the world.
The exhibition is part of The EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography (the largest biennial festival of photographic images in Germany).

A portrait of Manfred Paul

About the Author

Manfred Paul, born in 1942 in Schraplau near Halle, studied photography at the HGB in Leipzig and camera studies at the HFF in Potsdam-Babelsberg. From 1974 to 1994 Manfred Paul was a lecturer in photography at the FWG Berlin, and from 1995 to 2007 he was a professor of photography and audiovisual media at the FHTW Berlin. The artist has lived and worked in Berlin since 1968.
His works can be found in the collections of the Berlinische Galerie, the Brandenburg State Museum for Modern Art in Cottbus, the Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, the MOMA in New York and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris and other private and public collections.

Manfred Paul: The long journeys. Photographs from Romania, India, Paris
Haus am Kleistpark – Berlin – Germany

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