Exhibition / A portrait of Wiepersdorf

A portraits of Wiepersdorf, photography by Martin Bennett

I am very pleased to announce that I’ve had a successful launch of a selection of my work entitled ‘a portrait of Wiepersdorf’. The preview exhibition was held at Schloss Wiepersdorf as part of the ‘Summer Festival’ or ‘Sommerfest’ on Sunday the 19th of July 2009. The preview gave the assembled artrists, invited guests and local people photographed for the series a chance to view the finished photographs as a collection.

Click here to see a teaser of some of the photographs from the series.

You can see more photos from this project on my web site portfolio under ‘Villagers’ and ‘The Village’.

Villagers / portraits

Portraits of the residents of Wiepersdorf, photography by Martin Bennett

“Villagers” is portrait of the inhabitants of a small village one and a half hours outside of Berlin.

To accompany the landscape photography that I shot on a previous trip to Wiepersdorf, I returned to photograph the people that live in this perfect little rural village nestled at the foot of ‘Schloss Wiepersdorf’. The aim being to portrait the people in a very natural way against the colourful textured backdrop of the landscape in which they live and work.

This is an on going project that I hope to contribute to over the coming months.

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Green Mean Machine, Wiepersdorf, photography by Martin Bennett

Impressions from Wiepersdorf a village south of Berlin. This picturesque village, situated in what was the GDR, lies at the foot of the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf. The former home of Bettina von Arnim. The style of this series was influenced by postcards of the region from the 40’s & 50’s

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