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German photographer Katja Ruge exhibits her photo project “fotoreportage23 – in search of ian curtis” on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtisʼ death / Opening May 18, at kulturreich Galerie Hamburg 


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtisʼ death German photographer Katja Ruge exhibits her photo project “fotoreportage23”, based on the book documentation of the same title. 23 locations and 23 portraits guide through the investigation around the musician from Manchester. Katja Ruge photographed the locations closely related to Joy Division and their charismatic singer, in London, Manchester, Birmingham, as well as in Brussels, Berlin and other European cities. Vivid titles that combine the adventures of the photographer with the descriptions of the locations support the intimate and authentic character of the photographs. Portraits of friends, companions, and contemporary bands such as Phoenix, Mark E. Smith, Annik Honore, Terry Mason, Bloc Party, José González, Anja Huwe, and Tony Wilson paired with their handwritten stories and personal thoughts about Joy Division present a complete picture of the artist in a documentary manner.   


To introduce the black and white photographs to the visitors and celebrate the event with the fans of the band, a special programme in cooperation with the kulturreich Galerie, the Hamburger Fotobuchtagen and Hamburgʼs club scene will accompany the exhibition.  



Exhibition dates at kulturreich Galerie Hamburg 

May 19 – June 6: “fotoreportage23 – in search of ian curtis” – photo project by Katja Ruge  

May 18, 7 pm: Opening: music by DJ Benny Ruess, (revolverclub) 

June 6, 3 pm: Book presentation – part of the “Fotobuchtage”, kulturreich Galerie 

June 6, 5 pm: Concert Sarah Blackwood (Client, Dubstar) + Chris Wilkie (Dubstar), kulturreich Galerie will do an acustic concert with Joy Division and New Order songs. admission 5€ 


Additional Events: 

May 21, 12 am: 

LOVEGANG GOES HACIENDA – a loving tribute with special guest 

DJ DAVE HASLAM    Uebel & Gefährlich, Turmzimmer , Hamburg

May 22, 2010: PartyNight revolverclub meets Fotoreportage23, Uebel & Gefährlich , Hamburg

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