House of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
Ingo Taubhorn is the chief-curator at the House of Photography in Hamburg, Germany (Haus der Photographie | Deichtorhallen Hamburg). He studied visual communication in Dortmund with a focus on film and photography and started his photographic career as a photo artist. He has exhibited internationally with works such as “Mensch Mann”, “VaterMutterIch” (FatherMotherMe), and “Die Kleider meiner Mutter” (My Mother’s Clothes’). Since 1988 he has worked as a freelance curator for art institutions such as the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Pat Hearn Gallery in New York and the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst in Berlin (New Society for Visual Arts). Since 2006 he has been the curator at the Haus der Photographie | Deichtorhallen Hamburg. In recent years he has curated many individual and group shows, which included artists such as Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel, Mark Morrisroe, Hanna Wilke, Saul Leiter, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Herbert Tobias, Hans Christian Schink, Albert Watson, Andreas Gefeller, Dörte Eißfeldt, Beate Gütschow, Andreas Mühe and supports young photographers with exhibitions like "gute aussichten". He is the President of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (German Photographic Academy) and teaches photography and visual media at the University of Applied Sciences FH Bielefeld. His current publications include “Saul Leiter: The Unseen Eye – The Retrospective“(2012); and “Albert Watson: Visions feat. Faces of Africa” (2012). His upcoming exhibitions and publications in 2013/14 include Guy Bourdin: The man who loves women, Retrospective (2013); Werner and Ute Mahler, Retrospective; and Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light in collaboration with the MoMA New York (2014).
When the House of Photography opened in 2005 in southern Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany not only did it gain a new and elegant exhibition hall, but also two major photographic collections of an exceptional international standard. Ever since, the House of Photography at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg has presented temporary exhibitions on photography, from historical positions of the 19th and 20th centuries to young contemporary photography with aspects of the digital revolution.
Ingo Taubhorn is most interested in reviewing creative, conceptually oriented bodies of work that deal with issues of gender, identity and sexuality. He is also interested in documentary photography and other media such as video, installations, and mixed techniques. Mr. Taubhorn would prefer not to review fashion or commercial work.