FOTO TALK: AUF DER COUCH
In conversation with Angelika Hartmann, co-founder of the photo book publisher Hartmann Books, photographer Paula Markert presents her recently published book Eine Reise durch Deutschland. The NSU Murder Series and provides insights into the development of the long-term photographic project and the publication.
For over a decade, the members of the extreme right-wing terrorist group NSU lived underground. Between 2000 and 2007, they murdered nine people with a migration background and a police officer. The victims and their relatives were criminalized for years. In July 2018, after a five-year trial in Munich, the verdict in the murder trial was announced.
From autumn 2014 to spring 2017, Paula Markert travelled through Germany following in the footsteps of the NSU, documenting people and places associated with the NSU complex.
Angelika and Markus Hartmann founded the exhibition and artist agency Hartmann Projects in 2014. Together with Nadine Engler, they founded the Hartmann Books publishing house in 2016. They represent national and international artists and collaborate with institutions, galleries, collectors, publishers and the media.
Paula Markert studied communication design with a focus on photography at HAW Hamburg and the University of Barcelona and works for Die Zeit, SZ Magazin, Stern, Geo, taz and Les Echos, among others. The publication of her project Eine Reise durch Deutschland. The NSU Murder Series won bronze at the LeadAwards 2016 in the category “Best Contribution” and was part of the main exhibition of the f/stop Festival 2016 in Leipzig. The work was shown at this year’s Fotodoks Festival in Munich and can be seen until 31.10. at the Freelens Gallery in Hamburg.
The conversation will take place in German.
Admission: 5 € | reduced 3 €
FOTO-TALK: AUF DER COUCH is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the State of Berlin.
Photo © Paula Markert from the series “Eine Reise durch Deutschland. The NSU Murder Series”