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Garten/Perle - Poster

20 EUR

That poster is from my exhibition Garten/Perle in Werben (Elbe) .

Size: A3 (420 x 297 mm)  
Paper: 170g matte
Print: Offset

The work of Berlin photographer Anne Schwalbe focuses on nature and visualizes stillness. She takes photos of meadows, gardens, trees - the title of her current work: Wiese Garten Baum. Since 2018 her column The Gardens of Others is published at Zeit Magazin. Her work is exhibited in Europe, the USA and Japan. Upcoming Exhibition: February 2019 Curator’s Cube Tokyo.



Schwalbe photographs her surroundings intuitively, with no preconceived ideas. Compiled in a publication or hanging together in an exhibition, the photos become the lines of a poem. Anne Schwalbe visualizes stillness, providing another voice and a welcome change from the contemporary visual bombardment. With no reference to location or other narrative aspects, she reveals what has caught her notice, or the things that fascinate her. (…) each image has its own strength and tells its own story in the mind of the viewer.            
Foam Museum for Photography Amsterdam                                                                                   

The images although void of any narrative reveal an enormous amount of curiosity and intensity. Also the delicate presentation of the book as a collection of loose leaves seems more than adequate to the subject matter. This is an absolute gem.                                                                                                                             
Photographers’ Gallery London

Berlin-born photographer Anne Schwalbe recently put a pair of new prints up for sale on her website. Her work is very serene, capturing the simplicity of nature's small beauties and putting them through subtly altered states as part of the printing process.                                                                          
Ryan Willms / Inventory Magazine

Anne Schwalbe hat einen Blick für die Abstraktionen der Natur, für die Geometrien von Gräsern, aber auch für die Grazie einer einzelnen Feldblume. Zwischen Berlin und Tokio hat sie seit 2009 Hunderte Rasenstücke fotografiert und in ihrer Serie „Wiese“ und "Wiese XXI-XLVIII“ editiert. (…) Bilder voller Geheimnis, weil sie keine Hinweise auf die Umgebung, keine narrativen Perspektiven  bieten und die deshalb, bei aller Ausschnitthaftigkeit, so grenzenlos sind. dass sie ihre ganz eigene Geschichte im Auge des Betrachters erzählen.  
Simone Herrmann / Architectural Digest     

The ethereal nature of photography at its best.                                
Bruno Ceschel / Self Publish Be Happy               

From the mystic to the banal, each photograph is somehow able to captivate the viewer, with a strange and eerie depth to the images, ghost-like and compelling.                    
Bemojake / Maxwell Anderson, London                           

Anne Schwalbe´s ›Wiese‹ (meadow) - Flowers, grasses, ferns - they are simply there and radiate in an unnamed grassy paradise. Almost too beautiful to be true. The clear layout, the particular choice of materials, the special finishing - everything contributes to the fact, that we step on this meadow slowly and cautiously, look around in peace and can enjoy the often overlooked gems. Every E-Mail, my friend Wolfgang Beinert sends, ends with the words: EVERYTHING GOOD IS FRAGILE - SAVE IT! This also is the message of Anne Schwalbe´s WIESE.              
Hannes Wanderer / 25books Berlin

Anne Schwalbe nimmt das Gewöhnliche nicht für selbstverständlich. /
Anne Schwalbe does not take the ordinary for granted.
Petra Löffler / Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft