About American (Israeli) photographer, Michael ACKERMAN (b.1967 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel)

Michael ACKERMAN emigrated at the age of seven years with his family to New York City, where he grew up and began photographing at the age of eighteen. “In his work, documentary and autobiography conspire with fiction, and all of the above dissolve into hallucination. His photography explores time and timelessness, personal history and the history of places, immediate family and love, with all it’s complexities and contradictions.“ (Jem Cohen). He has exhibited internationally and his work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, The Biliothèque National, France among others, as well as in many private collections. Michael ACKERMAN currently lives in Berlin.

Photo books by and with the participation of Michael ACKERMAN

  • 'End Time City' (1999, 2021); 'The Singled Person' (2009, together with photographs by ANDERSEN, Thorsten KIRCHHOFF, Peer KUGLER, André LÜTZEN, Hisashi MURAYAMA, Filippo ROMANO); 'Half Life' (2010); 'Augen auf! 100 Years of Leica' (2014, together with Leica-photographs by Jane Evelyn ATWOOD, Ilse BING, Edouard BOUBAT, René BURRI, Robert CAPA, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Mark COHEN, Bruce DAVIDSON, Michel Vanden EECKHOUDT, William EGGLESTON, Richard FLEISCHHUT, Robert FRANK, Lee FRIEDLANDER, Alberto Garcia ALIX, Gianni Berengo GARDIN, Ralph GIBSON, Bruce GILDEN René GROEBLI, George GROSZ, Ara GÜLER, Elisabeth HASE, Fred HERZOG, Frank HORVAT, Thomas HOEPKER, Barbara KLEMM, William KLEIN, Robert LEBECK, Saul LEITER, Ulrich MACK, Ramón MASATS, Susan MEISELAS, Jeff MERMELSTEIN, Joel MEYEROWITZ, Will McBRIDE, László MOHOLY-NAGY, Victor PALLA, Alexander RODTSCHENKO, Paolo ROVERSI, Erich SALOMON, Jeanloup SIEFF, Klavdij SLUBAN, Louis STETTNER, Christer STRÖMHOLM, Sabine WEISS, Kai WIEDENHÖFER, Tom WOOD); 'Photographs' (2021)

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The out-of-print volume 'Half Life' by Michael ACKERMAN with images from Poland, Cuba, New York, Berlin and elsewhere, is hard to place. A hallucinated array of images of exile and of phantoms, in which places and people absorb us into the same black aura
398,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
Playing with diverse formats, the black-and-white photographs in the out-of-print photo volume 'End Time City' by Michael ACKERMAN go beyond depicting the city of Benares and instead create a moving and radically personal portrait of human life and death.
from 48,00 € Weight 1.4 kg
With Photoworks by Michael ACKERMAN / Morten ANDERSEN / Thorsten KIRCHHOFF / Peer KUGLER / André LÜTZEN / Hisashi MURAYAMA & Filippo ROMANO
48,00 € *
The compendium 'Augen auf!' offers an art and cultural history of the Leica from the 1920s to the present day. With essays on the technical genesis of the Leica, its influence on modern photojournalism and its significance for the photographic avant-garde
from 88,00 €

  • 1998: Infinity Award, Young Photographer, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York
    1999: Prix Nadar for 'End Time City'; 'Best Documentary of 1999' for 'End Time City' by Photo Eye;
    2009: SCAM Roger Pic Award
Selected Exhibitions
  • 1990: Albany Center Galleries, Albany, USA;
    1996: Margaret Bodell Gallery, New York and Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy;
    1998: Zentrum Für Fotografie Berlin; Photography Festival, Vigo, Spain; La Bibliothèque Centrale Elsa Triolet, Bobigny, France; Margaret Bodell, New York;
    1999: Galerie VU’, Paris; Margaret Bodell, New York; Chronique Nomades Honfleur, France; Centre Atlantique de la Photographie, Brest, France; Grazie Neri Gallery, Milan;
    2000: Scalo Gallery, Zurich; Argos Photography Festival, Vevey, Switzerland; Foksal, Nyon, Switzerland; Atelier De Visu Marseille;
    2001: Galerie VU’, Paris;
    2002: Pantherei Gallery, Munich; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia; The Naarden Photography Biennal, Naarden, Netherlands;
    2004: Galerie VU’, Paris; Kerrigan Cambell Art + Projects, New York; Alchemia, Krakow, Poland;
    2005: Hermès Gallery, New York; Alchemia Gallery, Krakow;
    2006: Camelot Gallery, Krakow; Van Der Grinten Galerie, Cologne; FAS Galerie, Berlin; Rencontres D’Arles, Arles, France;
    2007: Fotofestival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg, Germany;
    2010: Galerie VU’, Paris; Centre Regional d’Art Contemporain, Sète,  France; Stimultania, Strasbourg, France;
    2012: Argus Foto Kunst, Berlin;
    2014: MC2 Gallery, Milan; Foto Istanbul, Turkey; 'L’intuition', A projection in collaboration with musician Vincent Courtois, curated by Christian Caujolle. Performed at La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille; Le Lux Scene national de Valence, Festival Banlieues Blues, Paris and Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles;
    2015: The Phos Center, Turin, Italy; Kunstwerk, Vienna; L’oeil Urbain, Corbeil, France; 'Sing Another Song Boys', (with Lorenzo Castore), Rome;
    2016: 'Diary of a Job – Olympus Carte Blanche', Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, France;
    2017: Leica Gallery, Milan; Foto Leggendo Festival, Rome; Tete Gallery, Berlin;
    2018: Adorna Corações, Porto, Portugal;
    2019: Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris;
    2020: Van Der Grinten Galerie, Cologne