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Martin Weinhold

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Studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In his degree dissertation (equivalent to an extended MA) he elaborated on theories about the individuality in portrait photography. For many years he was working as a cameraman for various German tv channels before he fully commited his life to photography. He is an experienced lecturer and instructor for photography and visual media. As a professional photographer his main expertise is in the fields of portrait, product still-life and documentations for industrial companies. Since recently Weinhold is also working as a commissioned text author.

Artistically Weinhold has dedicated his life to documentary photography. His focus is particularly on social documentaries and on the contextualized portrait.

Profession, Art and Work

2020

  • • Lectureship at the Free University Berlin, John-F-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies,
  •    teaching Visual Sociology in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Harald Wenzel
  • • Publication of a photo book about people with Parkinson's disease,
  •    joined project with the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (2017-2020)
  • • Design, text and photography for the catalogue Artomics of the artist V. meer

2019

  • • Honorary guest and presentation at the international Hannah Arendt Conference in Edmonton, Canada
  • • Exhibition at the University of Alberta - Canada at Work: Faces and Workspaces from the Prairies

2018

  • • Ideas of Land and Gainful Employment, exhibition featuring Canadian First Nations and their work environments,
       John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Berlin
  • Workers of the Sea, Life on the Canadian Coastlines, publication in the German magazine mare, edition 127
  • • Guest lectureship at the Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • • Lectures for various courses at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Official inauguration of the permanent exhibition Face to Face with Canada - A Nation at Work, 
       German Embassy, Ottawa
  • • Participating in the group show Work/Shift, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, curator: Sarah Saunders
  • • Participating in the group show Supernova, Berlin
  • • Continued photography for the WorkSpace Canada Project in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario

2017

  • • Publication of the photo book In Canadian Workspaces, with an introductory essay by Don Snyder;
  •    edition and support by STIFTUNG PHOTOGRAPHIE schwarzweiß
  • • Exhibition in Toronto on occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary, in collaboration with
       Ryerson Artspace and the Documentary Media Research Centre
  • • Participating in the spring break exhibition at the Cultural Centre Adlershof (Berlin)

2016

  • Canada, Portrait of a Young Nation, public presentation and exhibit at the URANIA lecture centre Berlin
  • • Six-month work stay for the WorkSpace Canada Project in five Canadian provinces and Nunavut
  • • Library and Archives Canada acquires a collection of 100 WorkSpace Canada gelatin silver prints;
      selection curated by Joanne Rycaj Guillemette

2015

  • • The Culture of Work in Images, lecture at the Department of Socioeconomics, University Hamburg

2014

  • • Participating in the Prairie Light Photography Festival with the show WorkSpace Saskatchewan,
       Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
    , Yorkton, Saskatchewan
  • WorkSpace Canada, Portrait of a Country, public lecture and presentation, University of Saskatchewan
  • Fine art printing course for the department of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan
  • • Fall and winter production for WorkSpace Canada in Prince Edward Island, Ontario and Saskatchewan

2013

  • Development of a photography department and curriculum for the Design School 2.0 in Leipzig, Germany;
       working there as an instructor and department coordinator (2013-2019)
  • Lecture about the WorkSpace Canada Project at the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics,
       University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
  • • WorkSpace - A Visual Study inspired by Hannah Arendt, public presentation at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Master class for the MFA Program Documentary Media, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Project production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario

2012

  • WorkSpace Canada - Open Skies and Enclosed Spaces, exhibitions at the German Consulate General in Toronto
  • Sessional instructor for Concepts and Theory at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Work stay and photography in Northern Ontario for the WorkSpace Canada Project

2011

  • Exhibition WorkSpace Canada at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Berlin
  • • Publication of a WorkSpace Canada book with essays by Mark Kingwell (UofT) and Prof. Harald Wenzel (FU Berlin)
  • Artist in residence with the Goethe Institute Toronto and Ryerson University
  • Lectureships for the Photography and Documentary Media program at the School of Image Arts, Toronto
  • Comprehensive WorkSpace Canada exhibition and multimedia show, I.M.A. Gallery on Spadina, Toronto
  • • Panelist at the public symposium The Depiction of Labour accompanying the WorkSpace exhibition in Toronto,
       with i.a. philosopher Mark Kingwell and Prof. Blake Fitzpatrick
  • Exhibition Cursus Rerum in Montréal, commissioned work about visual traces of the past in urban areas
  • Guest lecture at Trent University, Peterborough (Canada) about the visual preservation of memory
  • • Six-month work stay in Canada with intensive production for the WorkSpace Canada Project in
       in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta und British Columbia

 2010

  • • Lectureship and project advisor for the MFA program Documentary Media, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Multimedia lecture series (York and Ryerson University), comparing analysis of East-German 
       documentaries and feature films
  • • Acquisition of 15 gelatin silver prints from the 2004 artist project for the collection of Berlinische Galerie
  •    (Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin)
  • Project photography for WorkSpace Canada in Labrador, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan

 2009

  • • Extensive work stay for the WorkSpace Canada Project in Newfoundland, Ontario and Québec
  • • Exhibition at the gallery ARTKUNSTRAUM in Berlin
  • • Resuming photography lectureship at the advanced technical college in Germany

 2008

  • • Acquisition of 12 gelatin silver prints from the WorkSpace Canada collection through Library and Archives Canada
  • • Lectureships for the MFA Program Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Participating in the joint exhibition l'istesso tempo with Polish and German artists, galerie bild plus, Berlin
  • • Spring and fall work stay in Canada for the WorkSpace Canada Project

 2007

  • • Participation in the international photography exhibition WORK-CULTURE-WORK in Berlin
  • • Photography with Jesse Boles for the feature exhibition WorkSpace at the Toronto CONTACT Photography Festival;
  •    commissioned by the Goethe-Institute Toronto, curated by Doina Popescu
  • • Guest lecture at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • • Continuation of the WorkSpace idea and launch of the actual WorkSpace Canada Project
       with continued photography in Ontario and Alberta

2002 until 2006

  • • One-year work residence in Canada, launch of the WorkSpace Canada Project (2006-2007)
  • • Solo exhibition about the Berlin artists project, accompanied by the publication of a photo-text book (2004)
  • • Social documentary with environmental portraits of painters/sculptors in Berlin (2001until 2004)
  • • Portrait project with grade 10 students on the subject of self-expression (2002/2003)
  • • Development of a photography department and curriculum for an advanced technical college
  •    in Schwerin, Germany; teaching there from 2002-2014
  • • Photography about indigenous coffee growers in the highlands of Oaxaca (México)
       for the Fair Trade company GEPA (2002)

1990 until 2008

  • • Camera-assistant and cameraman for the German TV channels SAT.1, Pro7 und N24
  • • Repeated work stays for television in the CIS / Russia (1992 until 1993)

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