Manfred Willmann, Exhibition view, Secession 2003, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Manfred Willmann

February 27 – April 27, 2003

Manfred Willmann, the Austrian photographer and editor of the magazine “Camera Austria”, shows the two photo cycles Das Land (1981-1993) and Oman (1997) at the Secession. Although the series are based on the documentary, they go beyond the mere registration of phenomena. Manfred Willmann’s intention is to go beyond the regulatory of the documentary: “I want to be ahead of the feeling of the times. I want to show things more beautiful than they are, or uglier.” (Manfred Willmann)

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Manfred Willmann, born in Graz in 1952, lives and works in Graz.