About the photographer, Laurenz BERGES (* 1966 in Cloppenburg)
Laurenz BERGES studied at the University of Essen and from 1988-89 assisted the American photographer Evelyn HOFER in New York. In 1996 he completed his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy as a master student with Bernd BECHER. Laurenz BERGES ’photographic work primarily focuses on transience. Between 1991 and 1995 he photographed the interiors of East German barracks, which had been abandoned by the Red Army after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The photo series 'Etzweiler' documents the district of Elsdorf that had to give way to open-cast lignite mining. Most recently, the artist photographed wastelands in the city of Duisburg, affected by deindustrialization, over the years. Laurenz BERGES lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Photo publications and books by and with contribution of Laurenz BERGES
'4100 Duisburg (2020); 'Cloppenburg' (2019); 'Weather conditions. Landscapes and Lifeworlds' (2018); 'Frühauf After' (2012); 'Der Rote Bulli. Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldrof Photography' (2010); 'Cloppenburg' (on newsprint, 2010); 'Etzweiler' (2005); 'Landscape' (2002, catalogue with Robert ADAMS, Joachim BROHM, Bernhard FUCHS und Simone NIEWEG); 'Photographs 1991 1995' (debut book, 2000)