While it’s no news that factories in Yiwu produce 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations, the Jinping family, working in one of the factories, have no idea what the bubble stars and stockings will be used for. Nor does the elder Jinping know about the culture of Christmas.
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes there will also be singing
About the dark times
(Bertolt Brecht, 1942)
During Israeli soldiers have shot and killed two Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip, less than 24 hours after six people were shot dead while protesting along the border with Israel we spend 6 days in Amman, Jordan, for a conference about Culture and Humanitarian Relief organized by the Goethe-Institut Amman.
Russian Dancer at Sultanahmet, 2015
About a month ago, Berlin based photographer Angela Fensch who is known for her portrait photography arrived in Istanbul with the Brandeburg BVBK Art Scholarship.
Angela started out as a photo model in the former GDR. But it didn’t take long, until she grabbed a camera herself.
On a summer night in Istanbul, after a discussion about the Turkish communist writer Nâzım Hikmet on a terrace facing the Golden Horn. 54 years after the construction of the Berlin Wall. Passing by on a carpenter workshop late at night watching the wroker repairing old carpets at 1 am in the morning; long never ending nights of work in neon light. Ottoman Buildings scurry over in artifical lights….