INDIVIDUALIZATION

Frankfurt (DE), Ernst-May-Siedlung Praunheim

Project Website

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Today postal-modern western societies develop a qualitatively new radicalization of the individualization process – promoted by the globalization, the pluralism diversified life styles increased as well as the demand for widely self-determined surroundings. The photo series “Individualization“ shows the wish of the human being for individualization “in a nutshell“.

The functional "line houses" by famous Bauhaus-architect Ernst May – the entrance sections are shown here – were built in the 1920s in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally, they were pre-fabricated, highly functional units, following egalitarian ideals by being unvaried in design. During a visit with students in the 60s town planner Ernst May was horrified by personal changes and additions made by the owners. Reportedly he even rang door bells and verbally attacked the surprised residents.

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Archival pigment prints on
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth

HALBE® magnetic frames with passepartout
and SCHOTT Mirogard® museum glass

9.48 x 14.2 inches | 23,7 x 35,5 cm
(Frame 11.88 x 16.8 inches | 29,7 x 42 cm)

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FINALIST
Arte Laguna Prize 14.15
Arsenale of Venice
Venice (Italy), 2015

HONORABLE MENTION
IPA International Photography Awards
Los Angeles (US), 2015

WINNER
International Juried Competition
Curating Juror:
Joanna Szupinska-Myers
California Museum of Photography
LACDA
Los Angeles (USA), 2015

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