About

I grew up in Siegen where I took the Abitur. I studied English language and literature, linguistic and literary studies, German literature and historical sciences at the University of Cologne. I worked four years for the German Bundestag. Currently head of section in the Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Pro bono editor for the magazine „brennpunkt“. Second Chairman of the regional association for Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of the DVF. Editor of the „Fotografie News“ of the association. Lectures and editorial contributions on theoretical and historical issues in the field of photography.

Statement

My works as a photographer constitute the logical and ideal supplement of my theoretical and historical studies in the field of photography, which form the focal points of my activities. Against the backdrop of my theoretical interest in photography that focuses on different photographic genre, on the work of well-known photographers and not so well know colleagues and on scientific issues, I tend to prefer a conceptual approach in my own photography. The range of my approach covers images that show abstract landscapes which however are still identifiable as landscapes, collages of family photos and landscape images, series of details of cityscapes and landscapes with a more graphic appearance as well as various collages of different types.

Education

  • 1976 - 1982 | Studium Sprachwissenschaften, Anglistik, Geschichte, Germanistik und weitere Fächer. Universität zu Köln (DE)
  • Einjähriger Englandaufenthalt in York und Middlesbrough

Institution (Work Experience)

  • 2016 - heute | pro bono redaktionelle Tätigkeit für den "brennpunkt", Berlin (DE)
  • 2020 - bis heute | pro bono redaktionelle Betreuung der "Fotografie News", Berlin (DE)

Selected Exhibitions/Publications

  • Publikationen / Publications
  • 2016 - heute | Zahlreiche Beiträge im "brennpunkt", Berlin (DE)
  • 2019 - heute | Zweimal wöchentlich Beiträge in den "Fotografie News" des DVF-Landesverbandes Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Berlin (DE)
  • Vortrag / Lecture
  • 2021 | "Kolonialismus und Fotografie - von der typisierenden Bildtafel zur fotografischen Rehumanisierung?", DFA Herbsttagung, Mannheim (DE)

Personal Website

http://www.instagram.com/linz.bachconceptphotography

Works

Christoph Linzbach | Urban Living Part I and Part II (2017 - today)

Christoph Linzbach | Urban Living Part I and Part II (2017 - today)

Make visible my experiencing of the city and the inner state of mind of the city.

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Photo / Video

Christoph Linzbach | FamilyandLandscape (2021)

Christoph Linzbach | FamilyandLandscape (2021)

Reconstruct my family memories. Description of a private family environment. Narrowness, limitations, lower middle-class attitudes, bleakness. Establish a reference to landscapes - cheerless, threatening, lost. Growing up.

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Photo / Video

Christoph Linzbach | Cityscapes (2014 - 2021)

Christoph Linzbach | Cityscapes (2014 - 2021)

Elaborate, frame und interpret the graphics of the city.

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Photo / Video

Christoph Linzbach | Huangshan (2015)

Christoph Linzbach | Huangshan (2015)

Explore the graphics of a landscape.

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Photo / Video