Arno Fischer receives the Hannah-Höch-Preis 2010 (art award of the state of Berlin) for his life’s work. Born in 1927, Fischer achieved great success with his project “Situation Berlin” (1953-1960). Today, his work is considered the most important photography contribution on the division of Berlin in the early days after the war. Fischer’s images, which also include fashion and travel photography, are complexly structured, metaphorical individual images. He is interested in the state of society, interrelations between people and the existential condition of the individual. Arno Fischer has long become an institution in the world of photography. Today, photographers from all generations refer to him.
The exhibition catalogue shows the diversity of Fischer’s oeuvre. Its design uses and breaks the serious appearance of the individual photographs at the same time, while the unusual typography reflects the radical characteristics of the work. Specially mixed printing colours make it possible to reproduce black and white photographs in print particularly well.