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Andy Spyra - FAITH AND LAND

The photographer Andy Spyra focuses on people and their country, the soil of their culture, and their common surroundings.

Exhibition: March 1 to April 7, 2013

Opening: Friday March 1, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Greetings: Erik Schrader, Councillor of Education and Culture, Saarbrücken
Introduction: Dr. Andrea Jahn, Director of the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Concurrent Exhibitions: Delphine Reist & Laurent Faulon "Body Building"

Fotografie Andy Spyra

Andy Spyra „Bosnia – Echoes and Memories“ 2012

The photographer Andy Spyra (b. 1984) of Hagen focuses on people and their country, the soil of their culture, and their common surroundings. Andy Spyra goes to the crisis regions of our world that no longer play a role in the headlines and news. Spyra is interested in people, whose painful experiences, traumas, and reality he captures in powerful black-and-white photographs. His series of photographs combine landscapes, snapshots, and portraits of great intensity—as it were, psychograms of places that would otherwise have been long since forgotten, such as the Bosnian Muslims after the genocide in the Yugoslavian War or the Christians in Iraq. Spyra records these contexts in art photographs, in which he makes the visual language itself his theme.

Andy Spyra, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken Andy Spyra, Bosnia: Echoes and Memories, 2012