Wim Wenders is one Germany's best-known film directors, whose wistfully aesthetic movies deal with such themes as loneliness, anxiety and indecisiveness. The new exhibition in Hamburg reveals that he is also an accomplished photographer. Wenders' relationship with this art medium began during the early 1980s, when he was searching for a site to film the movie Paris, Texas. That led to the creation of Wenders' first photo album, which presented his vision of the United States from a unique point of view. "When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots... Everybody turns right, because that's where it's interesting, I turn left where there is nothing! And sure enough, I soon stand in front of my sort of place. I don't know, it must be some sort of inbuilt radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange,"says Wenders.
The new exhibition features photographs taken in 60 different locations, including El Salvador, Armenia, Brazil and the USA, during a time that extends from 1983 to 2011. Many of these pictures are being showed to the public for the first time.
Keywords: exhibition, Hamburg