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)

German photographer In the photo book '4100 Duisburg' you can see how the photographer Laurenz BERGEual language of silence and light that captures the visible present of places over which history seems to have passed as well as the echoes of former life.
198,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
Photo-text volume 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography' traces its ascendancy from the mid-1970s. Filled with superb reproductions of the artists' best-known pictures, this compendium offers the first encyclopaedic overview of this important movement.
0,00 € Weight 2.4 kg
The focus of the catalog illuminating the early phase of the BECHER school is on the mutual influences between the image concepts emerging in Düsseldorf and the innovations of the 'New-Color Photography' and the 'New Topographics' movement in the U.S..
198,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
The catalog accompanies the exhibition SUBJECT AND OBJECT. PHOTO RHINE RUHR and contains many illustrations, current texts and photo-historically significant articles. It examines relationships between different photographic positions that have developed.
39,80 € *
Laurenz BERGES - photographer of the Dusseldorf School - concentrates on the details of abandoned apartments, vacant houses and neglected courtyards, looks for zones of urban ambiguity and transforms them into poetic but strictly documentary photographs.
49,80 € *
In his debut photo book, 'Fotografien 1991 1995', Laurenz BERGES shows the condition of barracks rooms like former Soviet troops, as they presented themselves after the fall of the Wall: clean-swept rooms that he photographed in daylight and in color.
58,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
One of the last master students of Bernd and Hilla BECHER, published his first conceptual work, the portrait of the small lower saxonian city in which he once grew up, on newspaper paper - nine years before publication in photo book format.
from 14,00 €
The series from 1989 is the artist's first conceptual work in which he grapples with his hometown. In keeping with the tradition of the BECHER school, his photographs show a sober documentary and sometimes humorous view of the small town in Lower Saxony.
38,00 € *