HKW is again presenting an extensive program in 2018. The poster campaign by NODE Berlin Oslo takes up topics from upcoming months. It can be seen in Berlin starting February 5.
As a photographer, former filmmaker, what interests Monty Kaplan most is the use of light, the changing seasons and times of day. His picture The man who wasn’t there documents a fleeting moment: the watchman, seen in the photo as a shadow, pauses on his rounds for one brief instant in front of the skyline of Manhattan’s Upper East Side as the sun begins to set. Monty Kaplan lives in Buenos Aires and Miami.
The work by Tom Callemin is characterized by hyperrealist scenarios in black and white. He stages his meticulously prepared studio photographs in a theatrical setting against an entirely black background—everything is shrouded in darkness, the camera’s flash is almost an assault on the models. Instead of events that the pictures are based on, he is more interested in the iconic nature of images, which manifests itself in the observers’ memories. Tom Callemin lives in Ghent.
In his photographs, Chris Maggio unites aesthetics of the Internet mainstream—memes, advertisements, and social media snapshots—with observational street photography for a heightened, humorous take on reality. For his series Midtown Lunch, the New York-based photographer captured images of people on their lunch breaks in Midtown Manhattan, resulting in photographs of fast food, smoke breaks, and being lost in the shuffle—that hover somewhere between observation and production.