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Family Affairs
Ingo Taubhorn

Family affairs

Family affairs

Family Affairs
Edited by Ingo Taubhorn
Kehrer Verlag
English and German

Contributing artists Nora Bibel, Nancy Borowick, Katharina Bosse, Elinor Carucci, John Clang, Daniel W. Coburn, Neil DaCosta, Siân Davey, Jamie Diamond, Hassan Fazili, Vincent Ferrané, Gustavo Germano, Eric Gyamfi, Lucia Herrero, Lebohang Kganye, Grégoire Korganow, Katharina Mayer, Dario Mitidier, Lee-Ann Olwage, Trent Parke, Linn Schröder, Daniel Schumann and Akihito Yoshida.


304 pages
250 x 245 mm


Since the invention of photography, the family has been a constant subject of photographic observation, both in private photo albums and in artistic series. The group exhibition FAMILY AFFAIRS: Family in Contemporary Photography, conceived by Ingo Taubhorn, Curator of the Haus der Photographie, examines the current status of this traditional genre. A transcontinental selection of artistic projects from the last decade reveals both the diversity of photographic approaches and the heterogeneity of family models and complex dynamics.The
About the Artist
Ingo Taubhorn is curator at the House of Photography/Deichtorhallen Hamburg. 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 photography and visual media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld. His most recent publication is ’Sarah Moon – Now and Then ‘, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2016.

About the Publisher
Kehrer Verlag is among the world’s leading publishers of photo books. Founded in 1995 by Klaus Kehrer, it is also one of the few independent publishing houses in Germany. In addition to photography, further focal points include contemporary art, art of the 17th through the 20th centuries, and international sound art. Over the years, numerous Kehrer publications have been nominated for and honoured with international book awards. From 2011 through 2016, Kehrer was also the German partner of the European Publishers Award for Photography (EPAP), an initiative launched by European publishing houses to promote contemporary photography.

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