'A tale of three cities' by German photographer
André Lützen, a well-known photographer, approaches the question of how climate influences people and their ways of living through his ongoing exhibition at India International Centre. titled 'Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities', the exhibition focusses on three cities with very different weather conditions: Kochi in Southern India, Arkhangelsk in North-West Russia and Khartoum in Sudan. Andre has documented how climate circumstances define living situations and effect a very diverse interplay between private and public. All the photographs that are on display were taken between 2014 and 2017.
Born in 1963 in Hamburg, André Lützen studied visual communication at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and at the International Center of Photography New York.
He has received various awards for his work, which has been shown in numerous exhibitions at the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, the Krefelder Kunstmuseen, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, at the New York Photo Festival and at Photo Espana.
His photographs have been published in several monographs: Generation Boul Fale (2001), Loch im Kopf (2005), Before Elvis there was nothing (2008), Public-Private Hanoi (2010), Zhili Byli (2014), Inside Out Kochi (2015) and Up-River Book (2017).
The photographs are on view until October 10, IIC, Art Gallery, from 11 am – 7 pm.