About the German photographer, Hans-Christina SCHINK (b.1961 in Erfurt)

Hans-Christian SCHINK completed his studies in photography at the University of Graphic and Book Art in Leipzig in 1993 as a master class student at the University of Graphic and Book Art in Leipzig. He works systematically on photographic series or work groups with a broad spectrum of photographic subjects and content-related approaches. The conflict between civilization and nature can be found in almost all of his work. For his series and his book 'Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit. Traffic projects German unity 'he received international attention.

Photo books by Hans-Christian SCHINK (a selection)

'Industriearchitektur in Chemnitz 1890–1930' (1995); Industriearchitektur in Dresden' (1997); 'Industriearchitektur in Leipzig' (1998); 'Architektur, Landschaft, Fotografie' (2000); 'Henry van de Veldes Villa Esche in Chemnitz' (2003); 'LA' (2004); 'Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit' ('Traffic projects German Unity, 2004); '1h' (2010); 'Fotografien 1980-2010' (2011); 'Tōhoku' (2013); 'Fotografien aus Rom' (2015); 'Hier und dort' (2018); 'Burma' (2018); 'Kochi Nights' (2018); 'Hinterland' (2020); 'Unter Wasser' ('Underwater', 2022)

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The out-of-print catalog volume 'Faraway Focus. Photographers go Travelling (1880-2015)' shows the changing perspectives in travel photography through 180 works. The works of fifteen photographers represent the most important photographic eras and styles.
9,95 € * Weight 0.8 kg
For 'Burma' Hans-Christian SCHINK made several trips to Myanmar. His silent photos show religious sites and symbols in the landscape as well as in the cities of Yangon, Mandalay, Lashio or Nyaungdon, where the upheaval is also visible in the streetscape.
58,00 € *
'Fotografien 1980-2010' gives a perfect overview of the photographic work of Hans-Christian SCHINK, including his series around German unity and series created in Asia. The conflict between civilization and nature can be found in almost all his works.
from 28,00 €
In 'Hinterland', Hans-Christian SCHINK tries to strike a balance between the brittle beauty of this landscape form and its melancholy atmosphere, which results from the endangerment of this landscape by the permanent exploitation of its resources.
from 45,00 € Weight 1.3 kg
'Kochi Nights' by Hans-Christian SCHINK contains 40 with photographs from the outer tip of the subcontinent, a region where power relations have been ever-changing since Portuguese sailors landed in the 16th century - a place where history still persists.
21,80 € * Weight 0.3 kg
In his photo volume 'LA', Hans-Christian SCHINK generates - based on the precise investigation of the no man's land of Los Angeles - a contrast of nocturnal panoramic shots with extreme cropped enlargements that only hint at traces of urban action spaces.
from 22,00 € Weight 0.6 kg
One year after the tsunami on March 11, 2011, the photographer Hans-Christian SCHINK casts his eyes on the particularly affected Tohoku region in northeastern Japan. He had already visited Niigata Prefecture in 2008 for the 'European Eyes on Japan' projec
39,80 € *
The book 'Unter Wasser' is both a radical break and a consistent continuation of previous work by Hans-Christian SCHINK. The setting is biotopes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: lakes, ditches and so-called 'Sölle', in which he worked with an underwater camera.
49,00 € *
Vorzugsausgabe mit sign. & num. Originalabzug (Aufl. 20 +2 hc) in gewebebezogener Grafikmappe. Buch: HC, 32,5 x 28,5 cm., 120 pp., 112 ills.(43 in color), German & English
850,00 € *

Solo exhibitions (a selection)
  • 1995: Grassimuseum, Leipzig
    1998: Haus des Buches, Leipzig & Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt
    2000: Goethe-Institut, New York
    2000/2001: Architektur-Galerie Berlin, Berlin
    2001: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles & Galerie Rothamel, Jena
    2004: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin & ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
    2005: Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg & Kunsthalle Erfurt
    2006: Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht (mit Jan Koster); 'Vietnam', Kicken Berlin
    2007: Galerie Arnés y Röpke, Madrid
    2008: Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main; Museo de Bellas Artes Doctor Genaro Perez, Córdoba, Argentinien (mit Luis Gonzales Palma)
    2011: 'Fotografien 1980 bis 2010', Neues Museum, Weimar & Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg; '1h', Angermuseum, Erfurt; Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt/M. & Kicken Berlin
    2013: 'Tŏhoku', Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt
    2015: Kanemasu Nigougura Gallery, Shibata, JP; Kulturforum Schorndorf; 'E.U.R.', Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt
    2016: 'Rom', Galerie Rothamel Erfurt & Galerie De Zaal, Delft; 'Scenerie und Naturobjekt', Technische Sammlungen, Dresden; '1h', FHV Galerie Dornbirn, AUT; 'Myanmar', Goethe-Institut Yangon
    2022: Freundschaftsanfrage No 1, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal
Gruppenausstellungen (eine Auswahl)
  • 2001: Bauhaus Dessau
    2003/2004: Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
    2004: Internationale Architekturbiennale, Venice
    2005: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden & Dommuseum Salzburg
    2005/2006: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    2006: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
    2007: Centro Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro & SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo
    2007/2008: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
    2008: Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
    2016: 'Longing for Landscape – Landschaftsfotografie im Anthropozän', Tieranatomisches Theater