Uwe Langmann is a German photographer born in 1985.
In his artistic work he is less concerned with a concrete depiction of reality, but more so with an emotional and poetic interpretation of the world surrounding him, as well as an exploration of the artistic possibilities of his medium. Langmann is looking for ways to make the unspeakable, underlying elements of his images tangible or at least palpable for the viewer. Landscapes and objects become 'projection surfaces' for his thoughts and feelings, as well as for those of the viewer. The concept of emptiness, which originates in zen-buddhism plays a decisive role for him. Similar to classical Japanese ink paintings sumi-e Langmann uses mostly empty, almost white surfaces, on which he presents his sparingly arranged subjects. Where sumi-e artists use the white of the unpainted paper, Langmann deploys snowsurfaces and overexposed grey skies or water surfaces, which seem to disappear into infinity. On these surfaces, which he likes to refer to as 'resonating spaces', he orchestrates minimalistic and quiet gestures of human kind or nature.
His works have been shown in national and international exhibitions as well as art fairs. He has won many international awards, most prominently Photographer of the Year at the One Eyeland Awards, fine art photographer of the year at the Black and White Zebra Awards, a gold medal at the Moscow International Photography Awards and two silver awards at Px3 de la Paris.