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America in upheaval in diversity - two perspectives!

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Photography Group
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Sat 30 Sep 11:00 - 14:00

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Hello, dear friends of photography! Let us discover the wild contrasts of Amerika!

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The double exhibition America '67 takes a look at the state of the USA in the year of the great social upheaval 50 years ago. This journey into the past - eloquently told by the present - is made possible by the work of the two photographers Henry Maitek ( Protected content ) and Pete Marifoglou Protected content . They show America from very different perspectives.

Henry Maitek ( Protected content ) is a European with an eye for the special in everyday life. As a German Jew, he had survived the concentration camps of the Nazis and then discovered the US with its large cities, many consumer goods and people of different ethnic and social backgrounds. He photographed gas stations, billboards and diners, even before they became icons of pop culture.

Pete Marifoglou Protected content an American and already photographed as a teenager. He found early admission to Andy Warhol's cinematographic studios. His photographs, which were made on the margins of the porn shoots, as well as pictures of murders and ghettoes, show the ruthless side of America.