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Werner Hannappel

Date of birth : 1946

Country : Germany

German photographer, born in Essen in 1946.

Hannappel worked a lot in France for the DATAR photographic mission, but preferred the landscapes of the more northern countries. These bitter and desolate panoramas reveal a network of fine and essential signs hidden in the natural elements.

His photos bring out the signal-like and graphic impact of nature, reinforced by the use of black and white and the omission of any anecdotes.


National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Zurich Kunsthaus, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Art and Craft Museum, Hamburg, Museum of Photography in Munich, Museum of Photography in Stockholm, Polaroid Collection in Cambridge (USA), Lebmbruck Museum in Duisburg.