Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tobias Hartl - MA Show

Shelter is one of the fundamental needs of human beings, no matter what religious, cultural or ethnic origin. Housing space does not only satisfy humans’ need of safety and protection but is also a status symbol. 
The quality of living particularly depends on geographical, cultural and social political situations, and different standards are given to evaluate the quality of living. At the moment, 60 million people are fleeing from their home and a huge number of refugees are seeking for protection in my home country, Germany. It cannot be denied that living conditions definitely influence the integration of refugees in German society which is essential for a peaceful coexistence. Therefore and because of my interest in the photography of architecture I decided to create a photo series of black and white photographs of different refugees’ accommodation in Germany, concentrating on atmosphere and expression rather than a documentary or realistic approach.

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