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Guest-Room

Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.

Ingo Taubhorn

Curator - January 2015

Ingo Taubhorn is the curator at the House of Photography/Deichtorhallen Hamburg. From 1980 to 1985, he studied visual communication in Dortmund with a focus on film and photography and started his photographic career as a photo artist. He has exhibited internationally with works such as »Mensch Mann«, »VaterMutterIch«, and »Die Kleider meiner Mutter«. Since 1988, he has worked as a freelance curator for art institutions such as the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Pat Hearn Gallery in New York and the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin. Since 2006, he has been chief curator at the House of Photography in Hamburg. He is president of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA) and teaches at the HAW in Hamburg. Current publications: Ute Mahler und Werner Mahler – Werkschau, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg 2014


Selection by Ingo Taubhorn

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January 28, 2015

Luca Tombolini LS V #18, Morocco, 2014

»Several thousand photographic submissions that I had to select from. A broad field. A curatorial idea was necessary: photography articulates itself within series. Single photographic images, pulled out of their serial context, are combined in coherent triads (tryptichs) through classification in genres. The interspaces of the images offer a first interpretation. The digital space enables the viewer to get to the photographer's website through his or her profile, in order to put the single image back into a series and to assemble the context. Thus, the publication in »Guest-Room« becomes an invitation card to many complex solo exhibitions. A convincing concept that shows: a curated digital space can in fact be an answer to the never ending image-flood in the web. I thank all involved photographers for their trust to take part with their images in this successful experiment.«

January 27, 2015

Dominic Hawgood Rise up you are free, London, 2014
Aleksei Kazantsev creatures of the dusk 04, Antwerp, Belgium, 2013
Primoz Zorko Untitled / #nails, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014

January 26, 2015

Erin Geideman Heather eight months pregnant, interior, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013
Ali Kate Cherkis Smoking Lounge, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013
Kolja Warnecke Nightlife 01, Hamburg, 2013

January 23, 2015

Peter Brown Leighton Untitled, Imaginary, 2013
Sandim Mendes Rapazinho, Rotterdam, 2009
Fabian Rockenfeller Raubbau - Portrait ohne Portrait, 2014

"...about the nature of photography..."

January 22, 2015

Maroesjka Lavigne Peach, Seoul, 2014
Sarah Walzer Sarah_Walzer_Junge_Siegerin_03, Berlin, 2014
Rudolf Strobl Mum, Salzburg, Österreich, 2008

"You are More than Beautiful."

January 21, 2015

Stefanie Moshammer In her Room, Las Vegas, 2014
Brenda Biondo Paper Sky no. 8, Manitou Springs, Colorado, Usa, 2014
Daniel Terna Untitled (Blue), Nyc, 2013

January 20, 2015

Christian Protte Cashier in a Store for Russian Specialties, Delbrück, 2010
Jezabel Baudo Der Traum, Marseille, Frankreich, 2009
Nancy Newberry from the series Halfway To Midland, Texas, 2013

"My interest is not simply documentation."

January 19, 2015

David Magnusson Rose and Randall Smoak, from the series "Purity", Dixie, Louisiana, 2011
Matthew Decker Andrew & Mary, Philadelphia, Pa, 2014
Andrei Nacu -, Iasi, Romania, 2013

"I wanted to create portraits that were beautiful..."

January 18, 2015

Claudio Rasano south Africa Same place , South Africa , 2013
Sheung Yiu Slip #1, Hong Kong, 2014
Jiehao Su Man with His Dogs, Beijing, China, 2012

January 17, 2015

Tty La petite danseuse. L'Edition Noire, France, 2006
Jocelyn Allen 27th May 2014, London, United Kingdom, 2014
Timur Yüksel Longings, 2014

"Why does love hurt so much."

January 16, 2015

Alexandra Soldatova See(ing), Minsk, 2014
Paul Prudhomme It's a Boy, Starkville, Ms, 2014
Joëlle De Vries Under the Hood, Curacao, 2014

»I'm not even sure what it actually looks like.«

January 15, 2015

Jörg Meier nod - Jenseits von Eden / East of Eden, Deutschland, 2013
Brent Galen Adkins untitled, Glassboro, 2014
Nancy Göring Akt, Koblenz, 2014