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Photo Exposition Abe Frajndlich: CHAMELEON

Hosted by the Consul of the Munich Female 45 & Above Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 24 Mar 16:30 - 19:30

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He has portrayed creatives from music, art, and showbiz, surreally depicted the boundlessness of the big city and brought the greats of photographic history in front of the camera. With ABE FRAJNDLICH. CHAMELEON, the Protected content presents the iridescent diversity in themes of the American photographer Abe Frajndlich (*1946, Frankfurt am Main). Facets of his biography, which oscillate between many worlds, are also given space in the exhibition.

On display are about Protected content from the Protected content onwards, including Frajndlich’s earliest vintage prints from Cleveland. The streets, whether in New York, long his home, or wherever his journey led him, provided an ongoing stage. A chance meeting on the streets of London with John Kobal, the collector and publisher of 20th-century Hollywood portraits, led to pursuing ideas about identity, freedom, and photography.

Sometimes with a mirror, a mask, or a constellation of spectators on the street, Frajndlich undeniably turns realities into illusions for the viewer to access emotions or irony, opening into experimental city scenes, and the sensual associations from his book Eros Eterna, without which the chameleon Frajndlich would be unthinkable. To be astounded by the mystery that lingers in an image is to understand how Abe Frajndlich’s exceptional photographs connect us to the history of photography, the multiplicity of the medium, and looking at ourselves.