Saturday, May 6, 2:30 - 3:30 PM (CET)
Germany / Nigeria / India / Poland
The work exposes the mechanisms of exploitation behind the extraction of fossil fuels and visualises that there is no difference in principle between the destruction of the environment and violence against people. The photographs expose the contradictions of the promise of perpetual growth and reveal how much the system of fossil capitalism groans under its own weight. Photographed in sacrificed zones, in places where long-term damage to the environment and people is accepted because it enables profits elsewhere. The apocalypse has already begun, even if it is made easy for the consumer not to see it. The brutality of these places rarely enters the consciousness. For the people in the pictures, however, they are everyday life.
Robin Hinsch is an artist and photographer based in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. In his artistic, photographic practice he focuses mainly on social-economic and political issues. In his research-based subjective sometimes intuitiv storytelling approach he combines photography with film collages and installation techniques.
He studied photography in Karlsruhe, Hannover and Hamburg in the Classes of Prof. Ute Mahler, Prof. Elger Esser and Prof. Vincent Kohlbecher. He holds a Master Degree in Photography.
His Work has been awarded with the World Photography Award, the International Photography Award, the European Photo Exhibition Award, among others.and the Georg Koppmann Prize, has been shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Prize and the Lucie Awards and has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and the Henri Nennen Prize, to name a few.
His work is widely nationally and internationally published. Besides his own practice he is teaching and holding lectures at various occasions like Leuphana University Lüneburg, AdBK Nuremberg and the House of Photography in Hamburg. Since 2017 he is the curator and founder of „Format“ a vital laboratory for contemporary photography in Hamburg.