Marc Beckmann has just developed his own form of Dadaism. Whenever his little daughter discovers something new, she always says "dada" and he presses the shutter release. When you look at the pictures, it is like seeing the world through the eyes of a baby.
This finding of a new perspective, focusing on the action around is typical of the work of Marc Beckmann. There is a lot going on in his photos. They are sometimes raw, but always sophisticated in the composition. They are images that can not be decoded at first glance. When you look at them longer, they reveal many important details and interesting sideshows, all fit together into a coherent picture.
This makes Marc Beckmann's images complex, but at the same time very concrete in the message. This is particularly evident in his long-term project "Anniversaries". For the past decade, he photographed important anniversaries around the world, like the celebration of the Prague Spring, the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, or the commemoration of September 11 in New York, looking closely at the places and the people on the sidelines. If you put all these images from very different places and memorial events together, the result is a harmonious mosaic that says a lot about how we deal with history.
Marc Beckmann was born in 1978 in Peru and grew up in Germany. From 2000 - 2006 he studied photography at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld. In 2013, he won the 2013 C / O Berlin Talents Award for his long-term project "The Anniversaries" . His photos have been shown at festivals in Spain and France and he regularly publishes in magazines such as Stern, GEO, DU, Brigitte or Neon.
Marc Beckmann lives and works in Berlin.