susanne baumgartner 1963, swiss

“Finding a likeness in disconnected objects” – the specific photographic views of Susanne Baumgartner could hardly be described more accurately. Highly individual discovers the photographer in the streets things, relationships, resonances, echoes that nobody has ever seen, despite its ordinariness. Through her eyes, the seen and visible world transforms. The centering, pre-stamped by our thinking and perception schemata consider is dethroned. It is replaced by a decentralized vision that does not feel bound to the functional relationships of our world, but fragments brings into play another and generates imaginary dialogues and reflections. A waiting replaced by an equal dressed mannequin a double, a telephony render seems to refer to a distant person his interlocutor, an interconnected speaking couple gets into a road barrier echoed. In the pictures of Susanne Baumgartner, the world is not a once and for all as it is, but open to what it could be. For the viewer this means photographic view that he has to learn his part, productively to see – to make viewing habits behind and decipher images, how to read a book: through art, to create internal images and meaning of signs.

Lucius Sombre



2021     group-exhibiton german streetphotograpy festival, hamburg
2020     group-exhibition, head on 2020, photo festival, sydney
2019     group-exhibition, xposure, united arab emirates
2019     group-exhibition, san francisco, street photography festival,                               “two way street” #womeninstreet
2019     group-exhibition, italian street photo festival rome
2019     group-exhibition, milano street photography festival
2018     group-exhibition, women street photographers new york
2018     group-exhibition, miami street photography festival 
2017     group-exhibition, wayne stark galleries at texas a&m university
2017     group-exhibition, odessa college options gallery, odessa tx, usa
2017     group-exhibition, the center for contemporary arts, abilene, tx, usa
2017     solo-exhibition, gastfeld, bremen, deutschland
2015     group-exhibition, galerie am gurten, bern
2015     group-exhibition, bad laasphe, deutschland
2014     solo-exhibition, bern galerieJ14
2013     solo-exhibition gastfeld, bremen, deutschland
2013     group-exhibition, miami street photography festival at the miami art basel 13


2019    finalist rome street photo festaival
2018    finalist miami street photography festival

2017    finalist, texas photograpic society, for tps: 26. international competition
2015    winner at the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards
2014    nominee at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Award
2014    international street photography award, main award commended black&white
2013    finalist www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org


2019    first german street photography festival 



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