Opening-night photos: Nadav Kander exhibitions in Berlin

Last week, Bill and Maureen went to Berlin for the opening of two exhibitions of Nadav’s work, at the Camera Work gallery and at Museum the Kennedys (the latter displayed “Obama’s People” with Richard Avedon’s “The Family”).

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“For many years, Kander’s photographs have been an integral part of distinguished collections such as those of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London,” Camera Work notes in the press release. “It is our special honor to present parts of his versatile work for the first time in form of a double exhibition.

“Under the title ‘Selected,’ the gallery presents powerful portraits of artists and well-known figures as well as a variety of landscape series such as ‘Colour Fields,’ ‘God’s Country,’ and ‘Arctic Circle,'” the release goes on to explain. “The gallery exhibition will be expanded by the presentation of ‘Obama’s People’ at the museum The Kennedys.”

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Felicity McCabe, who assists Nadav, was at both openings and sent us some images, as did photographer Christoph Michaelis.

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These are from the museum The Kennedys:

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Nadav Kander, Bill Stockland, and Maureen Martel. Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

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“The portraits of members of the Obama administration, originally produced for The New York Times, form a series, which has been highly praised internationally,” notes Camera Work. “The series was printed in the German magazine Stern, among others, and illustrates Kander’s exceptional talent of highlighting characteristic traits of the figures displayed.

“The unpracticed self-staging of the persons depicted, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi excepting, leads to an interesting interaction with the camera and thus to portraits of high authenticity. ‘Obama’s People’ is juxtaposed with Richard Avedon’s legendary 1976 series ‘The Family,’ which depicts all the players in the electoral campaigns of President Gerald Ford and his contender Jimmy Carter in a way hitherto unparalleled.”

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Bill, Maureen, Nadav, and Camera Work gallery manager Steffi Schulze. Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

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And these are from the Camera Work gallery opening of “Nadav Kander: Selected”:

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Ute Hartjen, a member of Camera Work's board of directors, with Nadav. Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Photograph by Felicity McCabe.

Bill. Photograph by Christoph Michaelis.

Nadav. Photograph by Christoph Michaelis.

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  1. […] Se mange flere portrætter af Obamas medarbejdere på Nadav Kanders hjemmeside og tjek også alle hans andre serier. Kander er anerkendt, både for sit kommercielle fotografi og for sine mere personlige projekter – og han har iøvrigt 2 udstillinger i Berlin, mens vi er på studietur dernede (bl.a. af “Obamas People”) – se rapport her. […]

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