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Fotobus Society in cooperation with the DGPh

Photography students from the Fotobus Society present works on the theme of identity and society at the Museum für Angewandt Kunst in Cologne. The photographs on display illuminate the state of our current world. The manifold mechanisms behind the construction of individuality and social system are of particular importance. The result will be a political and social snapshot of our society in 2019. On 10 and 11 May 2019, the students will be on site with the Fotobus to enter into a dialogue with the visitors. In addition, a stand with seating in front of the bus invites the public to access the bus's own photo book library. 

The Fotobus Society is a non-profit association that offers its student members free participation in excursions, research trips, workshops and exhibitions. In addition to promoting young photographic talents, the Fotobus Society aims to contribute to European international understanding, peace work, political education and international cultural and academic exchange. The activities of the Fotobus Society are supported by Nikon Germany.

The initiator of the Fotobus project is Christoph Bangert, a German photojournalist, lecturer and certified bus driver. Bangert photographed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the New York Times and is the author of several books including War Porn and hello camel. He is a juror of the World Press Photo Awards and teaches at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.

Photography students of the Fotobus Society and Christoph Bangert in cooperation with the DGPh will present their work on Friday, 10 May from 2 pm to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 7 pm. At the Samsatg, 11.05. also between 13 o'clock and 14 o'clock and from 17.30 o'clock to 18.30 o'clock.
On both days the bus closes at 19.00 o'clock.

The German Society of Photography (DGPh) awards the Dr. Erich Salomon Prize to the US photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair. The DGPh honors the work of a photojournalist who has long occupied an outstanding position in the tradition of humanistic photography. The laudation will be given by Lars Boering, Director of the World Press Photo Foundation.

Saturday, 11 May 2019
Time: 19 o'clock
Where: Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK)
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne, Germany
> Limited number of places, free admission

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