SEAN HEMMERLE
SEAN HEMMERLE 

SEAN HEMMERLE - MID CAREER RETROSPECTIVE

02/09/2022 - 25/11/2022

JULIAN SANDER 
Cäcilienstr. 48 
 
50667 Köln

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Walls. They can be found all over the world. Separating countries, neighbors, people. They protect – in the eyes of those who erect them – from the others. But they are actually only one thing: memorials of fear and demarcation. Manifested in concrete, barbed wire or bricks. But for Sean Hemmerle they do not exist, the others: “THERE IS ONLY US”.

In his photographs, the American photographer Sean Hemmerle shows us what unites and what divides. He photographs everyday architecture in places marked by conflict and struggle, from the Middle East to the middle of America and China – revealing the hidden signs of vitality and beauty that can be found amidst the tensions. His work directly captures moments of rise and fall; each impression balanced on the sharp edge of erasure.