Here some new "visuelle sounds" which I have "recorded" during my trip through the northern Kivu Province in Congo last week. I recommend this soundtrack while you are browsing the images.
I did this trip on assigment for the German NGO Welthungerhilfe e.V. . I went back to Congo after seven years and the country is still beautyfull, but the conditions to live there are still worst. In this way I am always hovering between euphoria and depression. Also every evening the question pops up: is humanitarian help the right way to help a country like this? Or is it just a new way of colonization? At the same time I found wonderfull projects, which are running under the help of Welthungerhilfe e.V. and the people are very thankfull for this help ...
Malcolm Gregor Moray sells used books in front of the book store Barnes & Noble on Union Square in New York City. I walk by almost every day. His shop goes through changes. I document them.
I recently shot a series of pictures of photo artist Gerhard Lang for Hessische Kulturstiftung, who invited him to live and work in New York City for a year. Besides other interesting projects Lang takes walks through the streets of Lower Manhattan holding a large mirror in front of his face, peeping only through a small hole. The effect is astonishing and turned some heads even by New Yorkers !! I hope we will see the results of his NYC projects soon: http://www.gerhardlang.com
I am still traveling on the US Mexican border for my project LA FRONTERA, always watched by automatic cameras. They must have a feature length documentary film of me by now. I am in Nogales, Sonora, I came from Ciudad Juarez. The different daily impressions vary from poor neighborhoods in Juarez to posh art museums to art show openings (the great photographer Julian Cardona) to tv studio (with host Monica Ortiz) to depressing border fences. And cold it is here :-( and wet. But hey, no complains, things are going very well. It is a blessing to be able to work on such a project. This is a once in a life time kind of experience, nothing less.