April 3 - June 30 2014 | Photo exhibition New York in the Light, Wiesbaden Cities Archive

Between April, 3rd till June, 30th 2014 the Cities Archive of German City of Wiesbaden shows the photographic exhibition NEW YORK IN THE LIGHT - The Rediscovery of a Wiesbaden citizen and photo pioneer - The color photographs of Arthur von Schwertfuehrer from 1963/64.




September 2012 | Arthur von Schwertfuehrer's New York Portfolio 1963|64 - REPHOTOGRAPHED

German-austrian cinematographer and award winning photographer Arthur von Schwertfuehrer (1891-1967) visited the American continent several times. Between 1962 and 1966 he travelled to Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. With the aid of his HASSELBLAD camera he took numerous impressive color slides in the medium-format and presented them in sensational slide shows. From his America series the NEW YORK PORTFOLIO 1963|64 is probably the most outstanding - in 2013 it celebrated the 50th anniversary.
After rediscovering the original analog America images many others were collected, restored and archived. Nowadays, the Frank Lava Archive manages parts of the photographic estate of the artist. After half a century, he has brought the photographs back to life and display them as brilliant color prints - so called Modern Prints or Estate Prints, for the first time ever. They still bear the charm of early color photographs, meanwhile they have become a historic document. The impressive late work of a forgotten photography pionieer.

To mark the upcoming 50th anniversary ot his New York series the photographic project REPHOTOGRAPHED was born and put into action in 2012. The aim was to revisit and rephotograph the same sites that Arthur von Schwertfuehrer photographed fifty years earlier - also in the analog medium-format. The resulting contemporary images are both a tribute to the late artist Arthur von Schwertfuehrer and the photography metropolis New York City, but also a pictoral evidence of an artistic exploration of a photographic heritage.


April 20-22, 2012 | 5th International Photobook Festival Kassel at Le Bal, Paris

At Le Bal’s invitation, the 5th International Photobook Festival will be held in Paris in the documenta year 2012, where the photographic book will be the focus from 20-22 April. Apart from a distinguished program of lectures and a curated market place, the festival will also present the 2012 Dummy and Photobook Awards.
The festival will be on a slightly smaller scale but with the same exciting exhibition and lecture program. Apart from lectures there will be book presentations and a curated marketplace with selected photobook dealers. The program is being updated frequently


June 1-5, 2011 | 4th International Photobook Festival Kassel

From June 1st to 5th, 2011, the 4th International Photobook Festival will once again focus on current developments in the genre of the photographic book. Internationally renowned guests have been invited to present their work and to engage with the visitors to the festival. Workshops, screenings, reviews, exhibitions, trade stalls and the presentation of our awards will offer excitement and inspiration. Take part in it!
The 2011 festival will, apart from its artist lectures, focus on two topics: "Germany in the photobook" and "The Latin American photobook". The project "The Latin American photobook" will be presented at the festival by Martin Parr (England) and Horacio Fernandez (Spain), as well as by guests from Latin America.
In 2011 the market place will be converted into a trade show with many new publishers, bookstores and vintage booksellers on site. Designers, magazines, producers and publishers of printed photography will also be present. Screenings will portray websites that are dedicated to the photobook. For further information please contact 4th Photobook Festival.


March 18, 2011 | "Sprengbagger 1010" ... silent movies jewel after eighty years rediscovered!

Premiered in 1929 german silent movie "Sprengbagger 1010" (camera: Helmar Lerski, Arthur von Schwertfuehrer, Hugo von Kaweczynski) after a long time is seen on March 18th, 2011, at 20:00 clock on the german World Heritage Mine ZOLLVEREIN. The movie recently was restored in cooperation with german TV channels ZDF and ARTE and will be shown with historic original music by Walter Gronostay for orchestra and choir by WDR Radio Orchestra of Cologne. The event and an accompanying program starting 19:00 clock will be shown via live streaming on the internet and can be tracked at german TV channel www.arte.tv.