Petra Wittmar, born in Medebach in Hochsauerland, studied photography at the University GHS/Folkwangschule Essen from 1976 to 1983. Since then she has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing on European architecture of the early 20th century and the theme of urban and suburban spaces. She lives in Essen and has worked with Ulrich Deimel since 1985.
The work is from Wittmar's series on her hometown of Medebach, which is a counterpart to and continuation of a cycle on Medebach created between 1979 and 1983 as the conclusion of her studies. In these works, she deals with the living conditions of a small town in the Sauerland region, where she spent her childhood and youth, in a manner that is as sensitive as it is sober. In doing so, she sees Medebach as a model that makes the reality of life in the German provinces tangible in a very general way.
C-Print, 23,2 x 29,4 cm; sheet size 30 x 40 cm print run: 10 + 2 AP, 400 EUR
Smoke Milk aus der Serie „Body Double“, 2023
Fotograf, Türkei, 2023
Eine Meditation über den Progress, 2022
Nail Houses, Shanghai 2010
Untitled, Liège, 2010, from the series 'Trailers'
Free Our Prisoners, 2009 from the series 'Belfast'
POEM #75, 2012, from the series 'how to disappear completely / THE POEMS', 2012
Celestograph. Trauma#4589, 2016
Rodney Graham, Vancouver, 2010
CS 14, 2010, from the series 'Blank'
Jan von Holleben
How do airplanes fly?, 2017
Rahime 1 from the series 'Sworn Virgin'
Esldorf, 2013, from the series 'Revier'
untitled, from the series 'Gjakmarrje – In the blood', 2016
# 3662, 2011 from the series 'WALD, Landschaften der Erinnerung'
Soldaten_0010, 2012, from the series 'Soldaten_0008-0129'
Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb
Alternative Moons, PC–008–170215
Lost Lessons, 2017 - ongoing
O.T. #08, o.T. #11, 2013 from the series 'Charlottenburg'
Tokyo Visu, 2008 from his work 'Imaginary Club'
Jenny & Polina, 2010
Tiananmen Square. 2011
Smiling Barn Owl IX, 2013
Untitled, Shanghai 2006, from the series 'China! Which China?'
Thomas Albdorf | Boris Becker | Peter Bialobrzeski | Frank Breuer| Chris Durham | Boris Eldagsen | Kati Faber | Joan Fontcuberta | Albrecht Fuchs | Andreas Gefeller | Jan von Holleben | Pepa Hristova | Matthias Jung | Birte Kaufmann | Michael Lange | Tamara Lorenz | Lilly Lulay | Irina Ruppert | Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb | Holly Schmidt | Linn Schröder | Oliver Sieber | Sandra Stein | Katja Stuke | Anna Vogel | Petra Wittmar | Tobias Zielony | Wolfgang Zurborn