From the Haudenosaunee Territory to the Hopi Prophecy Rock - A Journey through Indian Country in the USA
1977 was an important year for the resistance of the indigenous peoples of both the Americas. The UN Special Committee on Decolonization in Geneva had scheduled a one-week conference for September on land theft, racism and genocide. The International Indian Treaty Council, an American Indian NGO headquartered in New York City, was tasked with forwarding the invitation to travel to Switzerland to all indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the Andes. When Christian von Alvensleben and I started out…
In the autumn of 1962, the 21 year old Christian von Alvensleben started out on his first great journey. With an image of Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa" in his mind's eye and a Leica in his luggage he set off for Mozambique.
Once he arrived in the Portuguese colony with its immense animal kingdom he was forced to realize that the paradise he was expecting no longer existed. Hunting parties from Europe and the USA were in the process of turning the landscape int…
In every encounter with the other during the course of a person’s lifetime, reciprocal influence, change becomes possible. As a photographer, Christian von Alvensleben has captured many of his formative encounters in impressive portraits. They are intense images of personalities who meant something to him, who moved him. In these pictures he allows us to participate in the direct interchange of the gaze, enables us to feel the tense connection between the photographer and the other.
In the rich oeuvre created by the photographer Christian von Alvensleben, the still lifes of set tables are a particularly magnificent chapter.
The photographer has regularly presented his photographic works of table art in magazines such as Ambiente, Feinschmecker, Vogue and Casa Vogue, Schöner Wohnen, but above all in Architektur & Wohnen. The selection shown here was created between 1967 and 1988 and gives us an insi…
Complete online exhibition : 33 images here
In 1928, a bartender named Giuseppe Cipriani lent Harry Pickering, a young American tourist, all his savings so that Harry could travel back to the USA. He returned to Venice unexpectedly 2 years later, repaid his debts and enabled the bartender Cipriani to set up his own restaurant.
That was the birth of a legend: "HARRY&…
Complete online exhibition : 22 images here
I reached Vera on the telephone in New York and she readily agreed to take the short flight from there to Eleuthera in the Bahamas to create photos for sun cosmetics with me.
I had not seen my cousin for a long time, so I was greatly looking forward to meeting her again and we had a lot of fun working together for a whole week.