About German photographer Max BAUMANN (b.1961, in Meissen)
After training as a skilled construction worker (1981/82), Max BAUMANN studied architecture at the TU Dresden from 1983 to 1984 and then furniture and interior design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Applied Sciences in Halle/Saale. From 1984 to 1988 he worked in various professions, including as a photo laboratory assistant. From 1988 to 1994 he studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig with Peter Pachnicke and as a master student with Timm RAUTERT. In 1992 he was also with Bernd BECHER at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. In 1997 he was awarded the Wüstenrot Foundation's Young Talent Prize for Documentary Photography. Max BAUMANN lives as a freelance artist in Schortewitz near Dessau.
Photo books by and with works by Max BAUMANN
'East. On record. For the Record' (2009, together with works by Ursula ARNOLD, Tina BARA, Sibylle BERGEMANN, Bernd BORCHARDT, Johannes BRUNS, Karel CUDLÍN, Ursula EDELMANN, Margit EMMRICH, Arno FISCHER, Gundula FRIESE, Gerhard GÄBLER, Frank GAUDLITZ, Sighard GILLE, Konstanze GÖBEL, Willy GURSKY, Ingrid HARTMETZ, Matthias HOCH, Jürgen HOHMUTH, Claudia JECZAWITZ, Wolfgang KIL, André KIRCHNER, Harald KIRSCHNER, Barbara KLEMM, Thilo KÜHNE, Hansgert LAMBERS, Karl-Ludwig LANGE, Dieter LEISTNER, Eva LEITOLF, Werner LIEBERKNECHT , Wiebke LOEPER, Ute MAHLER, Eva MAHN, Maix MAYER, Günter Heinrich MÜLLER, Frank-Heinrich MÜLLER, Peter OEHLMANN, Dietrich OLTMANNS, Robert Zayd PARIS, Helga PARIS, Manfred PAUL, Jens RÖTZSCH, Ludwig RAUCH, Timm RAUTERT, Joachim RICHAU, Evelyn RICHTER, Rudolf SCHÄFER, Merit SCHAMBACH, Michael SCHEFFER, Hans-Christian SCHINK, Regina SCHMEKEN, Erasmus SCHRÖTER, Michael SCHROEDTER, Ursula SCHULZ-DORNBURG, Sigrid SCHÜTZE-RODEMANN, Alfred SEILAND, Kathrin SENF, Klaus STAECK, Thomas STEINERT, Thomas STRUTH , Anett STUTH, Peter THIEME, Camilo José VERGARA, Ulrich WÜST, Herrmann WALTER, Wim WENDERS, Marion WENZEL, Karin WIECKHORST, Thomas WOLF, Renate ZEUN); ' Berlin 89/09. Art between traces of the past and utopia / Art Between Traces of the past and Utopian Futures' (2009, together with works by Sophie CALLE, Tacita DEAN, Arwed MESSMER, Wolfgang TILLMANS, Michael WESELY, and others); 'Photography Calling' (2011, along with works by Robert ADAMS, Diane ARBUS, Lewis BALTZ, Bernd & Hilla BECHER, Laura BIELAU, Thomas DEMAND, Rineke DIJKSTRA, William EGGLESTON, Hans-Peter FELDMANN, Lee FRIEDLANDER, Stephen GILL, John GOSSAGE , Paul GRAHAm, Andreas GURSKY, Jitka HANZLOVÁ, Jochen LEMPERT, Boris MIKHAILOV, Elisabeth NEUDÖRFL, Nicholas NIXON, Martin PARR, Thomas RUFF, Michael SCHMIDT, Heidi SPECKER, Thomas STRUTH, Wolfgang TILLMANS, Jeff WALL, Tobias ZIELONY and others); 'The photographed distance. Traveling Photographers / Faraway Focus. Photographers go travelling' (2017, together with works by Marianne BRESLAUER, Kurt BUCHWALD, Tim GIDAL, Thomas HOEPKER, Sven JOHNE, Robert PETSCHOW, Hans PIELER, Evelyn RICHTER, Erich SALOMON, Hans-Christian SCHINK, Heidi SPECKER, Wolfgang TILLMANS, Karl by WESTERHOLT, Ulrich WÜST, Tobias ZIELONY)