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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Marcus Koppen

MEGACITY – HONG KONG (Hong Kong, 2007-2009)

In the last six decades no city in the world has undergone such dramatic changes as Hong Kong. The city is a Muse for the German photographer Marcus Koppen: he has recorded the city's surrealistic, artificial atmosphere and nocturnal heat in urban landscapes that seem to be simultaneously futuristic and timeless. Moreover, in the almost abstract beauty of the city's play of lights the perceptive viewer sees a hint of prodigality. Koppen is fascinated by the rapid changes in mega-cities, which have to be carefully guided in the right direction by architects and urban planners. Will they be able to solve the problems of urbanisation?

  • MEGACITY – HONG KONG (Hong Kong, 2007-2009)

  • MEGACITY – HONG KONG (Hong Kong, 2007-2009)

  • MEGACITY – HONG KONG (Hong Kong, 2007-2009)

Biography

 Marcus Koppen (West Germany, 1973) took his Bachelors degree in photography in 2001 from the Southampton Institute of Art and Design, and since 2003 has worked from Amsterdam. As a freelance photographer he has had work appear in publications like Vrij Nederland, Rails, Stern and Der Spiegel. He was a driving force behind the exhibition Hong Kong Visions, and received the New York Photo Award in 2011.

Website Marcus Koppen

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50