KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 » Göran Gnaudschun

Göran Gnaudschun “Berlin Alexanderplatz”

© Göran Gnaudschun

© Göran Gnaudschun “Alexanderplatz”

Göran Gnaudschun photographs the young runaways, the stranded, the homeless, the punks and the exhibitionists who gather around Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. This is a milieu shaped by lengthy prison stays, drugs and high amounts of alcohol, where individuals do not or cannot draw on the employment or often even the welfare provided by society. Gnaudschun portrays the people here with a care to bring an aspect of their nearly submerged self-worth and intensity to the light. He photographs situations in which the protagonists symbolically reveal themselves and their life journeys – a process he then embellishes with interviews and personal reflections on the complex phenomenon of Alexanderplatz. Berlin Alexanderplatz is a work in which text and image complement one another as it closely and subjectively details the lives of young people on the margins of society.

Göran Gnaudschun (b. 1971, Potsdam) lives as a visual artist and freelance photographer based in Potsdam. He received his Degree in Artistic Photography from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (University of Visual Arts) Leipzig, where he studied from 1994 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2003 for the completion of his Masters in Visual Arts under Prof. Timm Rautert. He is a member of the “lux-photographers” and “BerlinPhotoWorkshops.”

Göran Gnaudschun exhibition “Alexanderplatz” opening at “POST” gallery (Laisvė av. 51 a.) September 4 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition will be on display till September 20.
Open: II – V 12.oo a.m. – 7.oo p.m.;  VI 13.oo a.m.- 6.oo p.m.