I
HAVE
A
WISH

A monothematic photo series
presented by CLAIRbyKahn

and Agentur Focus. 
2020.

All photographs are available as 30x40cm signed archival pigment prints in an edition of 5 (+2AP). Inquiries regarding the edition are welcome via email at anna@clair.me 

Essay by Anna-Patricia Kahn, CLAIRbyKahn Gallery

Amid the distancing and gloom of the pandemic, the CLAIRbyKahn gallery is launching a buoyant new project that celebrates hope and vivid human connections. For the ’I have a wish’ series, some of Europe’s most intriguing photographers were asked to search their oeuvres for delicate moments that capture their sensation of imagining a better future. This whimsical yet vital project was developed and produced within the framework of a newly formed alliance between the CLAIRbyKahn gallery and the Agentur Focus cooperative photography agency.

“This year, more than in any previous year, I feel it is essential for people to see and therefore to understand that there is still a place for wishes,” says Anna-Patricia Kahn, the director of the CLAIRbyKahn gallery. “Photography must embrace the responsibility of sharing this understanding because, even more than the rest of the arts and humanities, it is turned towards others, towards the outside world.”

Koppigen, Schweiz, 2006, Titel: KNECHTE UND MAEGDE  or FARMHANDS.

FARMHANDS

Andreas Reeg

HUGS#1

Armin Smailovic

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GIRL AT
BRIGHTON
BEACH

Axel Martens

Since the beginning of the health crisis, photographers have been more or less reduced to a visual silence. The I Have a Wish project is a chance for photographers to examine images from their past to evoke and express some notion of their wishes for the future. The project features compelling images from photographers, including Armin Smailovic, Heike Ollertz, Evgeny Makarov, and Fabian Fiechter. By removing these photographs from their traditional contexts and presenting them in this series, they become mirrors of our desires and wishes.

Haus im Wind, Brandenburg. Frühling 2002.

HAUS
IM WIND

Bernd Hartung

WILD
PIGEONS
OVER THE
TSUM VALLEY

Enno Kapitza

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 “More than ever, photography and photographers must create social and cultural links,” says Anna-Patricia Kahn. “And we all must remember that photography is an important cultural investment and that images can connect people and help them see beyond the temporary despair of ordeals such as the one we are now experiencing.”

To safeguard the legacy of these artists, CLAIRbyKahn and Agentur Focus are making the fine art prints available in a limited edition of signed and numbered photographs.

Based in Hamburg, the Agentur Focus has emerged as one of Europe’s leading photography agencies. Along with representing some of the top and emerging contemporary photographers, Agentur Focus also acts as the German representative for other global agencies such as Magnum.

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BOLSHOYE
BORKOVO

Evgeny Makarov

WEISS
IN
WEISS

Fabian Fiechter

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HERE 1, Breidalsvik, east fjords, East Iceland.

HERE

Heike Ollertz

The CLAIRbyKahn gallery is devoted to the art of photography as a profoundly human medium for interpreting and understanding the world. The gallery fosters close bonds between archives, estates, collectors, and photographers. It represents some of history’s most influential photographers, including Philippe Halsman, Lee Miller, Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Inge Morath, along with a carefully curated selection of the best contemporary photographers such as Chien-Chi Chang, Vera Mercer, and Thomas Dworzak.

Inquiries regarding the 'I have a wish' series or any of the photographs represented by CLAIRbyKahn are welcome via email at anna@clair.me.

WORTH

Harald Krieg

Magdeburg, 2020, „ohne Titel“


©Harald Krieg
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MÄDCHEN
AUF REIFEN

Jörg Müller

THUNNUS
TYYNNUS

Julius Schrank

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Jonas_Wresch_Final_LR

I WISH
"TOO MANY
THINGS"

Jonas Wresch

ALS ICH
MICH VOR
GESPENSTERN
FÜRCHTETE

Lene Münch

Als ich mich nur vor Gespenstern fürchtete
SOS Mediterranee – Flüchtlinge retten im Mittelmeer

SOS

Lucas Wahl

FIGHT

Mark Mühlhaus

fight
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KALLE
IM WATT

Olaf Tamm

BANGKOK
TAXI

Oliver Wolff 

Junge in einem Taxi. Chinatown / Bangkok / Thailand 2015 Foto: Oliver Wolff
Thank You for Your Service

THANK YOU
FOR YOUR
SERVICE

Roland Geisheimer

FREEZE!

Stefan Pielow

Mein Schiff entsteht
Ansichtsfotos für das Projekt:
 “I have a wish!“
in Kooperation von AGENTUR FOCUS und der Galeristin Anna-Patricia Kahn, https://clairbykahn.com
November 2020

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Steffen Jänicke
www.steffen-jaenicke.de
mail@steffen-jaenicke.d

FRIENDS
NEARBY?

Steffen Jänicke

FERRY
TALE

Steffen Roth

Ferry Tale, 2011
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o.T.

Sven Döring

WELTFORMEL

Thomas Dashuber

Quantencomputer
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WILLY

Thomas Victor

I have a wish — A monothematic photo series presented by CLAIRbyKahn and Agentur Focus. 2020.

All photographs are available as 30x40cm signed archival pigment prints in an edition of 5 (+2AP). Inquiries regarding the edition are welcome via email at anna@clair.me

Prints:
Sheet size: 30x40cm         
Medium: Archival Pigment Print         
Edition: 5+2 Artist Prints

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