Peter Garmusch, who works as the assistant of international photographers
and travels around the world, has collected his own impressions from abroad
and realized them in photographic series such as “Wheelbarrows”,
“Shoot a load” and “Turbulent Gold”.
His main interests are photographic sculptures with different and various compositions and background, telling interesting stories, but leaving it up to the spectator to interpret and understand his ideas and thoughts. Surreal, very intense situations with social-critical approach are his strong point.
— Marina Yolbulur-Nissim
Curator for the KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria
Peter Garmusch was one of three photographers from Austria chosen to represent Austria in 2008 at the nightlong projection of photographs from 27 European countries at the Rencontres Festival in Arles. Marina Yolbulur-Nissim served as curator for the selections from Austria.
"Where is the border between one person and another? What really defines closeness?" These delicately constructed images—portraying feelings suspended in time—draw us into the intimacy of all kinds of different relationships.
Offering new perspectives on contemporary Aboriginal life through a comparison with a famed, century-old photographic archive. In each diptych, the past, the subjects and the photographer come into intense, performative dialogue.
Countless stories hide behind an object which has been thrown away: the untold number of people who used it, the fathomless beautiful (and ugly! ) moments that involved its presence. Every piece of trash holds the potential for a treasure of a tale to tell.