Canadian photographer Andrew Danson will celebrate 20-years in fine art photography in portraiture with the opening of his Berlin Survey Exhibition of 90 black & white photographs at the Friedrichshain Galerie on November 11, 1999. The Friedrichshain Galerie was the first photography gallery in the former East Germany.
Mr. Danson will exhibit portraits from 5 bodies of his work which were first exhibited in Toronto during the 1970's.
Featured in the exhibition will be self-portraits taken by Canadian politicians alone in their offices from Mr. Danson's celebrated work and book 'Unofficial Portraits'. Unofficial Portraits which has been called both humorous and subversive became a Canadian bestseller .
Early work never previously exhibited:
From his 1970's 'Toronto Portraits Series' Mr. Danson is exhibiting 'Revisit Portraits' taken of the same subjects 15 years later.
Also being exhibited are 1980's full-face Jamaica portraits. Neither of these 2 works have been exhibited before.
Curator Stefan Wendel, a Karl Marx University graduate in
Leipzig expresses the belief that Mr. Danson's portraits contain an angst in their unusual sensibility which will draw the interest of many Germans.
Danson's early influences from the iconic American photographer Diane Arbus have also been affected by the portraits of the famous German photographer August Sander.