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Benjamin Rinner

Chemnitz | Portraits of a city
The photographer Benjamin Rinner, who participated in a master class with Professor Timm Rautert at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, provides us with a new interpretation of photographic portraits with these images of representative persons from a German city. Rinner turned each person’s viewpoint back onto themselves; this was the point of departure for the portrait. The portrayed persons stood in front of a mirror and used a self-timing camera and were thus directly involved in the creative process of the work and actively defined their portrayal.
The characterisation of these people through their professions, within an environment defined by the photographer, led to neutral portraits. Furthermore, these pictures refer to the fraught relationship between the responsibility of the participants in the creation of their own image and the multi-layered forms of representation.

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"Benjamin Rinner"

July 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-96-3

16,00 x 23,50 cm

64 Pages

18 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Ingrid Mössinger and Thomas Friedrich,
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

Ingrid Mössinger

Florian Ebner u. a.
The illustrated book will be published on the occasion of the exhibition „Benjamin Rinner Chemnitz | Portraits of a city”, autumn 2006, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.