Before devoting myself to photography, I was captivated by the medium of film. Scenic work gave room for experimentation. The documentary format trained my observational gaze. As a social scientist, I am interested in how context affects people and how people shape their environment. Photography encapsulates this relationship, providing a glimpse into the world of thoughts and emotions. For me, photographs are like frames from a cinematic scene that inevitably make you wonder what just happened or what will happen next.
Arthur Bauer, born in Kazakhstan in 1983, immigrated to Germany in 1991. After studying political science, sociology, and psychology at the University of Mannheim, he has been working in the field of photography and film. His photographs about everyday life in Europe, Russia and the USA have been part of exhibitions in Paris, Athens, and Budapest.
He currently lives and works in Mannheim, Germany.