Michael Wolf, From the series Bottrop Ebel '76, courtesy Flowers Gallery
Michael Wolf, From the series Bottrop Ebel '76, courtesy Flowers Gallery 

Michael Wolf - Bottrop-Ebel 76

11/05/2018 - 30/06/2018

FLOWERS (London) 
 
 
 


 
Flowers Gallery presents an exhibition by Hong Kong based German photographer Michael Wolf, revisiting his very first complete photographic series.
Bottrop-Ebel 76 is a series of photographs taken by Wolf in a small coal mining village in the Ruhr District, Germany in 1976, while he was still a student at the Folkswangschule für Gestaltung. Wolf sought to capture the collective identity of the community, documenting their way of life in a changing industrial region, where the future was looking uncertain and unemployment was on the rise. He returned often to the district during a year of intensive research, even living there for a time, in order to get closer to his subject matter.