PICK OF THE DAY Exhibition
In the organizer's words:

Through the vagaries of fate, physicist Jürgen Scriba became a photographer. A short-term consultancy job at an organ building company developed into several years of interim management and finally a company for organ electronics. The disappointment of having put the camera down for longer than planned became the inspiration for the "Field Service" photography project.

For around six years, Scriba has had a camera permanently mounted in his car for this purpose. This allows him to take photos when he is not actually on the road as a photographer, but on "field service". He has now pressed the shutter button over 80,000 times. The image sensor attached to the car captures what is out there. And yet the images show the photographer's highly subjective perceptions - surreal scenes that the driver's brain normally blocks out in a kind of autopilot mode: Unexpectedly beautiful landscapes, quasi-official recorded cityscapes and irritating traces of human life.

For his "Road Photography", Scriba cataloged his photographic finds in 15 categories, such as "Main roads", "Closed towns" or "Maintenance and service areas", in the style of an imaginary authority. The views of German landscape and settlement design appear in social media with characterizing descriptions such as "A brute architectural profiling attempt by a financial services provider." Sometimes surprisingly humor-free discussions are sparked among the online audience.

We cordially invite all interested parties to the opening on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7 p.m. in the Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus!

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Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Maximilianstraße 48 86150 Augsburg

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