Overview participating exhibitions

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Martin Specht

IRAQ (Iraq, 2007-2008)

Death is the essence of war, according to the German photographer Martin Specht. As a correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan he again and again sought out the heat of battle. Embedded with American troops, he experienced a great number of moments in which soldiers were wounded or killed. Soldiers were ambushed, blown up by bombs or hit by incoming rockets. Some soldiers who Specht met would soon after die in battle. This destructive essence is the heart of his photo series from Iraq.

  • IRAQ (Iraq, 2007-2008)

    Death is the essence of war, according to the German photographer Martin Specht. As a correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan he again and again sought out the heat of battle. Embedded with American troops, he experienced a great number of moments in which soldiers were wounded or killed. Soldiers were ambushed, blown up by bombs or hit by incoming rockets. Some soldiers who Specht met would soon after die in battle. This destructive essence is the heart of his photo series from Iraq.

  • IRAQ (Iraq, 2007-2008)

  • IRAQ (Iraq, 2007-2008)

  • IRAQ (Iraq, 2007-2008)

The Pursuit of Happiness
2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Martin Specht

IRAQ (2007)

Sleeping commandos in Iraq, waiting for the moment when they have to go into action.

  • IRAQ (2007)

    Sleeping commandos in Iraq, waiting for the moment when they have to go into action.

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Martin Specht

STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

The Official Streetpreachers, a group of fundamentalist Christians in the United States, publicly express their conservative Christian views. In doing so, they do not hesitate to insult or revile those who disagree with them. They go out onto the streets with signs and clothing printed with Biblical texts and commandments, and scream slogans such as 'Burn in hell!' at unwitting passers-by. Their methods are sometimes so aggressive that the police find it necessary to step in. Martin Specht photographed the Streetpreachers in Miami.

  • STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

    The Official Streetpreachers, a group of fundamentalist Christians in the United States, publicly express their conservative Christian views. In doing so, they do not hesitate to insult or revile those who disagree with them. They go out onto the streets with signs and clothing printed with Biblical texts and commandments, and scream slogans such as 'Burn in hell!' at unwitting passers-by. Their methods are sometimes so aggressive that the police find it necessary to step in. Martin Specht photographed the Streetpreachers in Miami.

  • STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

  • STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

  • STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

  • STREETPREACHERS USA (United States, 2007)

Biography

Martin Specht (Germany, 1964) began his career as a photojournalist during the disintegration of the Communist Warsaw Pact in 1989. In 1991 he made his first trip to Iraq, followed by trips to the Balkans and Africa, where Specht's subjects included civil wars. In 2007 and 2008 Specht once again went to the Middle East to photograph the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00

Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00