Anne Schwalbe


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Hello

Online Shop
https://anneschwalbe.shop

If it's silent here, you find me there
https://www.instagram.com/anneschwalbe/

Interviews
https://cphmag.com/conv-anne-schwalbe/
https://www.upcyclist.co.uk
https://visitmytent.com
Text "Die Freude des Abwaschens" (The Joy of Doing the Dishes)
http://www.kotoma.jp/feature/ktas02_1.html
https://www.thelissome.com/blog/2019/1/13/stories-within-stitches-ayumi-paul-anne-schwalbe
https://www.remodelista.com/posts/anne-schwalbe-country-cottage-rural-germany-farmhouse/
https://www.gardenista.com/posts/anne-schwalbe-country-garden-rural-germany-farmhouse/

TV
Kuenstlerinnen und ihre Gaerten
www.ardmediathek.de/rbb/video/rbb-gartenzeit/kuenstlerinnen-und-ihre-gaerten/
(from minute 13'55'' - 18'44'' (Minute 14 - Minute 19))

Overview
http://www.anneschwalbe.de/all

Die Gärten der Anderen - Ein Ort der glücklich macht

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2022 05 05
Die Gartenkolumne "Die Gärten der Anderen" im ZEITmagazin ist diese Woche über den Garten des Mies van der Rohe Hauses in Berlin. "Ein Ort der glücklich macht."

The garden column this week at ZEITmagazin is about the garden of Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin - a place that makes you happy.

https://www.miesvanderrohehaus.de/

MODERN NATURE / Exberliner Magazine

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2022 05 02
Thank you very much, Exberliner Magazine and especially Helen Whittle for these words!
The printed May issue of Exberliner Magazine is out now! The focus is sustainabilty.

"MODERN NATURE 
In her otherworldly photographs, Anne Schwalbe captures the tranquility and magic of nature in Berlin and beyond. 

“I’m much more interested in practice than in theory” 
“There are so many beautiful forms in nature.”

Looking at the photographs of Anne Schwalbe is something akin to a transcendental experience. From a fairytale white horse captured grazing between white hollyhocks and clumps of purple echinacea, to the stillness of withered brambles delicately coated with hoarfrost, Schwalbe’s images are imbued with both tranquility and curiosity. They reveal the uncanny in what seems incidental and everyday. “I like silence,” Schwalbe explains. “And emptiness. I'm sure all this influences my photographs. At some point I had to describe my photography and came up with the sentence: I reduce reality to what is essential for me. Photographs are always an excerpt of reality. They capture and preserve a moment.”"

  https://www.exberliner.com/

VTph editions Lena Fliessbach Curator’s Choice

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2022 04 28
In the last weeks I have been very busy in the colourlab to prepare new Edition Prints for VTph editions. Curator Lena Fliessbach and VTph editions selected 4 photographs from my Japan Series - now available at VTph editions among the work of other wonderful artists.

https://vtph-editions.com/

Miss Read Art Book Fair Berlin 29 April - 1 May

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2022 04 13
I am looking forward to participate again at MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival 2022 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the middle of Berlin.

Friday, April 29 5-9pm
Saturday, April 30 12-7pm
Sunday, May 1 12-7pm

http://missread.com/

Die Gärten der Anderen - Gartenkolumne im ZEITmagazin

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2022 04 10
A Selection of 8 Garden Columns - now available at https://anneschwalbe.shop/

Raffle for UNHCR and Mitost e.V. / Verlosung für UNHCR und Mitost e.V.

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2022 03 15
Update: For this raffle 370,00 Euro have been spent. 185 Euro for UNHCR and 185 Euro for Mitost.e.V.
Raffle tickets have been bought from people in Denmark, France, Austria, UK, Japan and Germany. The winner of this C-Print is Nina Sieverding from Frankfurt. The author of the book "Schaf und Mensch".

Inspired by many other raffles i raffle this photograph of sheep to raise money for Ukraine. I will donate this money to the UNHCR UN Refugee Agency and https://www.mitost.org .

This raffle is open until sunday 20 March 2022. I will choose a winner on Monday 21 March.

Raffle Tickets (10 Euro) and more information:
https://anneschwalbe.shop/

A first Photograph from my series about Sheep. These sheep live on the island Ruegen (Baltic Sea) in the north of Germany. I was so lucky to spend some hours with them on these beautiful hills. I also took there some first photos of meadows several years ago. I am deeply impressed by their peaceful atmosphere. These sheep are called "Grauwolliges Pommersches Landschaf" - they live at sheep farm Westphal.

Bei dieser Verlosung kamen 370 Euro zusammen. Ich habe 185 Euro an Mitost e.V. gespendet udn 185 Euro an UNHCR. Menschen aus Dänemark, Frankreich, Österreich, UK, Japan udn Deutschland haben sich beteiligt. Vielen Dank! Die Gewinnerin des Bildes ist Nina Sieverding, die Autorin des Buchs "Schaf und Mensch".

Diese Fotografie ist aus meiner Serie "Schafe". Fotografiert habe ich auf der Halbinsel Mänchgut / Biosphärenreservat Südost Rügen, in der Schäferei Westphal.

NOYMN - Berlin Artists against the War in Ukraine. Emergency Fundraiser.

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2022 03 14
UPDATE: NOYMN.org collected 28.050,00 Euro donations.
121 artists donated 701 artworks

100+ Berlin Artists will donate works on paper. Every work €50. 100% of all sales and donations go to Charities active with the Ukrainian Crisis. I donated some of my favorite contact sheets.

Studio Chérie
Hobrechtstr. 65/66
SUN March 20 13-20:00

https://www.noymn.org/

A Selection of 4 Garden Columns of Zeitmagazin

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2022 03 12
A selection of 4 Garden Columns "Die Gaerten der Anderen" at ZEITmagazin. Printed on wonderful grey cardboard. The texts are in english and german language printed on the back.

https://anneschwalbe.shop/

Content: Rainwater for all, Flower Field, Woodland Tobacco, Aster and Rough Feather Grass. Photos from little villages in Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and from the Piet Oudolf Vitra Garden in Weil am Rhein.

THANK YOU:
Graphic Design: Hanni Pannier https://hannipannier.de/
Digital Support: https://rgberlin.com/
Printed at http://www.gallery-print.de/

Spring in Berlin at Zeitmagazin

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2022 03 04
Signs of spring in Berlin at Zeitmagazin. Crocus, Hazelnut and Helleborus.

Die Gärten der anderen - Park am Nordbahnhof at ZEITmagazin

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2022 02 17
This Feuerdorn (Pyracantha) is growing between birch trees in one of my very favorite parks and it is this week’s Garden Column at Zeitmagazin. Park am Nordbahnhof (5ha) is on the ground of a former station in the middle of Berlin. Later it was directly at the border of East and West Berlin. You can still see some parts of the Berlin wall there. After 1989 it was fallow/abandoned land (Brache). „Trees, shrubs and grasses conquered the area.“ Later landscape architects Harald Fugmann and Martin Janotta planned a park that still has a very wild character with lots of rose hips, meadows and areas for wild bees. This park is an oasis in Berlin.

Thank you https://rgberlin.com/ for digital support!

Avrona

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2022 02 14
If you are so lucky to be in the snow in Unterengadin/Switzerland now, you could visit this group exhibition at the lovely Gasthaus Avrona. Curated by Frank Arndt with work of Frank Arndt, Franziska Lutze, Rodolphe Huguet, Leila Garfield, Claudia Schoemig, Sara Zollinger, Kirstin Eichenberg and me.

On view till March 13, 2022.

https://www.avrona.ch/de


Interview with Conscientious Photography Magazine

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2022 01 24
Thank you very much Joerg Colberg for asking me some questions about work and life!
You can read the whole, long interview here:
https://cphmag.com/conv-anne-schwalbe/


Excerpt
JC
I thought of two things about your work. I don’t know to what extent you would say they apply. On the one hand, I see a meditative element in your work. And the images are relatively simple. I mean that in a positive manner, not at all as a criticism. They are very quiet. What do you make of that?

AS
Yes, definitely. I like simple things a lot. Simple is totally positive for me.

JC
I also find simple very beautiful. Simple is always the best. That’s one of the most difficult pieces of advice when I work with photographers: in the beginning, keep it simple. You can make it more difficult later. But simple itself is really not so easy. For you it seems relatively easy, though.

AS
When I’m taking pictures, I’m completely immersed in the process and in the picture, more concentrated than anywhere else. I am very focused on the picture. Most of the time I see the framing very quickly. I feel that this is almost like a form of communication with the object or the plant. Sometimes I take a number of frames, sometimes only a single one. For the Japan series, there often is only a single frame.

(...)

JC
As an artist, you’ve created an amazing niche for yourself. I can’t think of anyone else who works the way you do and whose sensibility for photography is the same in Germany. If I gave your name and said you live in Berlin, people would certainly not expect your photos to look the way they do.

Ausschnitt
Jörg Colberg
Mir fielen zwei Sachen ein zu Deinen Arbeiten. Ich weiß nicht, in welchem Ausmaße Du sagen würdest, die treffen zu. Auf der einen Seite seh ich in Deiner Arbeit ein meditatives Element. Und die Bilder sind relativ einfach — ich mein das positiv und nicht kritisch. Die sind sehr still. Paßt das für Dich? Anne Schwalbe
Ja, auf jeden Fall. Ich mag einfache Dinge sehr. Einfach ist für mich total positiv.

Jörg Colberg
Ich find einfach auch sehr schön. Einfach ist immer das Beste. Das ist immer einer der schwierigsten Ratschläge, wenn ich mit Fotograf:innen arbeite: macht es am Anfang am besten einfach. Schwieriger machen geht dann später, aber einfach ist wirklich nicht so einfach. Aber für Dich scheint es relativ einfach zu sein.

Anne Schwalbe
Wenn ich fotografiere bin ich komplett drin im Prozess, im Bild. Beim Fotografieren bin ich so konzentriert wie sonst nie. Ich bin dann wirklich ganz bei dem Bild. Meistens sehe ich sehr schnell den Ausschnitt. Das empfinde ich fast wie eine Kommunikation mit dem Objekt, der Pflanze. Manchmal mache ich auch Varianten, manchmal aber auch nur 1 Bild. Bei der Japanserie gibt es oft nur 1 Bild.

(...)

Jörg Colberg
Als Künstlerin hast Du dann schon eine erstaunliche Nische für Dich aufgebaut. Mir fällt nicht so schnell jemand anders ein, der oder die auch so arbeitet und dieses Gefühl für Fotografie hat in Deutschland. Wenn ich Deinen Namen nenne und sage, Du wohnst in Berlin, dann würden die Leute sicher nicht erwarten, dass Deine Fotos so aussehen, wie sie aussehen.

Die Weiden der anderen - Sheep at ZEITmagazin

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2022 01 20
Sheep! I had the very pleasure to spend some time some weeks ago with these friendly sheep. I am still deeply impressed by the peaceful atmosphere among these sheep. Wool is a topic I am very interested in. And these sheep live on hills I know since some years. I took there some of my first WIESE meadow photos. These sheep are called Grauwolliges Pommersches Landschaf. They make a very warm, grey wool. I have sewn some of my sweaters with that wool fabric. So i am more than happy that I could finally take photos of these friendly sheep around this beautiful landscape.

I took photos of around 440 female sheep. Now they are sheared, in the barn, giving birth to their lambs.

I took many more photos and will be in the colourlab soon to enlarge these. I find them perfectly calming. I dream of a book with these photos.

Vielen Dank, Schäferei Westphal in Groß Zicker, Halbinsel Mönchgut, Biospärenreservat Südost-Rügen!

Die Gärten der anderen - Salbei at ZEITmagazin

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2022 01 13
Sage! Salbei! One of my very favorite plants is this week’s Garden Column topic at Zeitmagazin. Thank you very much Burkhard Bohne for answering all my questions about sage. Now I know that sage grows a bit too well in my garden, there is a very good soil. And every sage plant grows fast. If you want a more intense sage, you can mix some sand into the earth. But I am so very happy with my well growing sage plants and eat sage all year long. There is much more to say about sage, there are a lot of proverbs that underline the healthy benefits of sage. And, it is just a beautiful plant that look good all year long. And it is not eaten by slugs!

hello 2022

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2022 01 12
Thank you very much 2021 and welcome 2022!





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