KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 » Werner Mansholt

Werner Mansholt “Not Unusual”

© Werner Mansholt

© Werner Mansholt “Not Unusual” “Sleeping dog”

While travelling he likes to stroll around and follow people in their surroundings as they go about their daily lives: people are waiting or walking, working or eating and there is always something beautiful, something special. All the pictures tell little stories about love and desire, about loneliness and happiness, about inconsistency juxtaposed humor and not least about his self.

The photographs were taken in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Scotland (UK) and Turkey.

Werner Mansholt is a German photographer, based in Darmstadt. After studying law and political sciences he worked as a labor lawyer. But his passion was photography and he worked in workshops with well-known photographers: Anders Petersen, Arno R. Minkkinen, Anja Niedringhaus, Martino Marangoni, Wolfgang Zurborn, Andreas Herzau, Eva Leitolf, Philipp Blenkinsop, Kadir v. Lohuizen, Jo Ractliffe, Davide Monteleone, Simon Norfolk (Masterclass) and Celina Lunsford (Artistic Director of Fotografie Forum Frankfurt).

Werner Mansholt work has been exhibited in Teplice/Prague (Czech Republic), Plock (Poland), Tbilisi (Georgia), Helsinki (Finland) and Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Darmstadt, Cologne etc.) and was internationally published (DIE ZEIT Zeit-online.de, LFI LEICA FOTOGRAFIE INTERNATIONAL, L’Oeil de la Photographie – The Eye of Photography, Fotografia Magazine, DOC-Photomagazine, SHOTS Magazine, Life Force Magazine, etc.). In 2013 he published the book „Besuch bei Detlef Kraft“.

Photographer got lot of awards and nominations, such as: Finalist Grand Fotofestiwal LODZ (Poland) 2015; Honorable Mention MIFA (Moscow International Photo Awards) PRO 2014; Honorable Mention Photo Annual Awards Prague (Czech Republic) 2014; Honorable Mention IPA Lucie-Award PRO, Los Angeles (USA) 2013; Shortlist International Fotofestival Schömberg (Germany) 2013; Shortlist Tbilisi Kolga-Festival (Georgia), 2012, Honorable Mention Lucie-Award, Los Angeles (USA) 2008; Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (France) 2007.

The “Not Unusual” exhibition is available to see outdoors, at Vienybės square (Donelaitis str,) till 11 of October.