courtesy Sean Hemmerle, Galerie Julian Sander
courtesy Sean Hemmerle, Galerie Julian Sander 

Sean Hemmerle – Them

16/03/2018 - 19/05/2018

Cäcilienstr. 48 
50667 Köln   

Galerie Julian Sander presents the series THEM by photographer Sean Hemmerle, a compelling work of contemporary portraiture and an intelligent visual manifestation of reality, with all its consequences.
The portrait series THEM is a reaction to the political atmosphere in the United States post 9/11. After having documented the events of 9/11, Hemmerle felt compelled to depict something of value and decided to photograph the minefields, battlefields and surrounding architecture in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002 and 2003. Eventually he started taking black-and-white portraits of the people he encountered. THEM shows depictions of the citizens of these two war-torn countries in the Middle East.