In preparation for the exhibition Reproduktion at LOOCK, German photographer Rudolf Schäfer demonstrates the special Platinum Palladium printing technique during this studio visit. 40 years after Rudolf Schäfer photographed Reproduktion, his large-scale study of East German society, LOOCK is pleased to present the body of work for the first time since it was initially exhibited in 1984. In the aftermath of the show at Galerie Sophienstraße 8, Schäfer rose to critical and popular acclaim, not only within the former German Democratic Republic but internationally as well. Because the 44 images have not been shown in their entirety since then, the exhibition at LOOCK closes a crucial gap within the reception of German photographic history.
US American photographer Gregory Halpern in conversation with Candice M. Hamelin, art historian and curator at the Reinbeckhallen in Berlin Oberschöneweide. More in-depth insights into Halpern's personal background, his photographic practice and photo projects Omaha Sketchbook and ZZYZX, both of which LOOCK presented for the European Month of Photography Berlin 2020 at the Reinbeckhallen.