Saturday the 15th of February Andrea Gjestvang will present her photography work at Deichtorhallen/Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie in Hamburg. The presentation starts at 4 pm and is open to the public.
Haus der Photographie, Auditorium
In January I was invited to teach at the Photojournalism bachelor course at Oslo University College. The students were preparing to leave for Myanmar for a nine weeks stay there. First they will do a workshop and then produce individual projects. During our classes the main focus was the process of working with personal projects, and to help the students developing their ideas for Myanmar. In April I will be back to assist in the editing process. The work of all students will be published as an exhibition, a book and on a website in the spring.
Together with photographers Tommy Ellingsen and Paul Hansen I was invited to be in the jury of the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award. More than 2600 pictures were submitted. The winner will be announced 21st of March in Oslo.
To all my clients, supporters and colleges; Thank you for the collaboration in 2013. I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!
Portrait of the American comedian Margaret Cho in Berlin for Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
Portrait of the American artist Ari Benjamin Meyers for the New York Times. Meyers is a composer and conductor working in the experimental / electronic / new music scene in Germany.
On her first official trip, the new Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg chose to visit Berlin and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. Assignment for Norwegian newspaper VG.
Assignment in Eisenhuettenstadt for the International New York Times. Once an East German model city, now a forgotten town struggling with depopulation, unemployment and an elderly population (the average age is 45). Read the whole story here.
A part of the series One Day in History is being exhibited at Athens Photo Festival 2013. The exhibition opens Friday 1 November and takes place at “Technopolis” of City of Athens (100 Pireos str, Gazi). The exhibitions are featuring artists and curators from around the world. This year’s theme intends to explore the concept of “Fluid Identities”. Andrea will also participate in Photo Voices on November 3rd, at the Benaki Museum in Athens.
In October I was invited to Munich, to exhibit at the Muenchner Stadtmuseum during the photo festival FotoDoks. The festival is presenting a broad range of contemporary documentary photography, reflecting around the general theme “Stranger World”. The exhibition takes place in Muenchner Stadtmuseum until 1st of December 2013. I was also presenting my exhibited project, One Day in History, for an audience in MaximilansForum and taking part in a debate.