Yesterday we opened the AVMoFA’s first summer exhibition – Die SommerWende – and today we are very pleased to meet the artist, Axel Schön,…Read More
Axel Schön was born in Moers (Germany) in 1961. He studied photography at the Muthesius University in Kiel [https://en.muthesius-kunsthochschule.de/] and worked as a professional photographer for the past 20 years. In the early 1990-s he travelled extensively to Russia and other parts of former Soviet Union and created a unique collection of photographs that captured this transformative period in contemporary European history. He had several exhibitions in Germany and in St. Petersburg (Russia). He defines his artistic genre as ‘street photography’, which is characterized by direct, insider, narrative photography. Besides running his own studio in Kiel, Axel is passionate about travelling around Northern Europe. On his trips, he created series in London, Stockholm, Riga, Reykjavik and Finnish province, where his main characters were streets, urban landscapes and people embedded in the cityscape [http://foto-schoen.de/freie-arbeiten/]. In August 2015, he will travel to St. Petersburg to make a short series about the city he regularly captured with his lens since 1989.