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Matthias Koch: Places in German history 2006, submarine near Kiel, constructed in 1944; Diasecs
Matthias Koch: Places in German history 2006, Bernauer Strasse; Diasecs
Matthias Koch: Places in German history 2006, Bundesfinanzministerium; Diasecs
Matthias Koch: Places in German History 2006, bunker, Diasecs
Matthias Koch: Places in German History 2006, Glienicke Bridge, Diasecs
Matthias Koch: Places in German History 2006, officers' mess, Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Diasecs

Places in German History 2006, diasecs

In his individual pictures arranged into the series "Places in German History", Matthias Koch presents spaces, buildings, and landscapes that are significant to certain phases in the history of Germany. His photographs are taken from a great height, and so belong to the tradition of the topographic conception of the image. The unusual perspective enables spatial interrelationships to be depicted, and shows how the chosen subjects are embedded in the rural or urban surroundings. In this way, the photographer formulates a new view of historic symbols.

  • 1967
    born in Bremen, lives in Dusseldorf
  • 1990–1995
    studied at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts
  • 1995
    master student of Bernd Becher
  • 1997
    lecturer at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • since 2006
    lecturer at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
  • Artists' Database
  • www.matthias-koch-fotografie.de