Dates happen: 11/03/2011 ... 20/03/2011
Human Landscapes. Dieter Sauter
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1, Port
11-20 March 2011
Opening: Saturday 12 March at 18:00
Opening hours: Daily 11:00 to 21:00
Portraits of construction workers in the Golden Horn Estuary, Istanbul. They have come from various parts of Turkey. The welders and the concrete workers are usually from the same city. Most of them are lucky enough to see their families for only a couple of weeks a year. They move from one construction site to another. They are the modern nomads of the country. The photographs were taken between 2006-2007. Many of the portraits give the impression that the workers are being photographed for the first time in their lives. They pause for a moment, raise their eyes, stare at the camera without really posing for it, and give away the traces of a region, a country, a lifetime on their faces.
After obtaining his degree from the University of Tubingen, he started working for German Television in 1981. Between 1992-2005 he was the director of the ARD Studio in Istanbul, reporting on Turkey and Iran. During this period he shot photos and made approximately 50 documentary films about this region. Among his documentaries are programs about the history and the culture of this region, about different parts and cities of Turkey and Iran, as well as biographies of artists, designers, etc. Since 2005 he has been living in Istanbul as a freelance author, director and photographer. In 2008, he published a photo book in Germany about Istanbul and, in 2009 and 2010 he held a photo exhibition entitled Faces of Turkey in various cities throughout Turkey.
Coordination:Thanos Stavropoulos, Anna Milosi
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
State Museum of Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki.
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With the support of the Goethe Institutes of Thessaloniki and Istanbul