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It was already as a child that Achim Koerfer (born in 1969) was fascinated by the boundless possibilities of Photography. At the early age of 8, he began acquiring various photographic techniques in the course of playful experimentation. In succeeding years, he developed a self-taught method involving in situ mult… Read More
It was already as a child that Achim Koerfer (born in 1969) was fascinated by the boundless possibilities of Photography. At the early age of 8, he began acquiring various photographic techniques in the course of playful experimentation. In succeeding years, he developed a self-taught method involving in situ multiple exposures on film which became the salient feature of his work. The fine art photographer trained his memory to grasp the motifs he superimposes, one upon the other on film, down to the last detail. What appear to be chance compositions at first glance, reveal themselves to be complex images specifically designed to appeal to the beholder on manifold levels, manifesting compelling consistency and expressive power. With a discreet degree of subsequent digital processing, Koerfer lifts the barriers between Photography and Painting to draw the beholder into his world.

Achim Koerfer is arguably one of the best-known socio-critical artists in Germany, earnestly addressing topical and pressing social issues. He employs his photo sequences to decry social ills in terms of captivatingly novel and unique imagery, whose uncompromising beauty nonetheless polarizes and elicits liberating debate to encourage the beholder to rethink his own position.

Koerfer does not content himself with simply decrying social problems with his work. It is his deep conviction that every individual should make a commitment, and take action to help bring about social reform to aid the underprivileged. This commitment forms the basis of his life and artistic endeavors and is the reason why he has lent his support to various charitable agencies for many years now. Read Less
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