Sascha Kraus is working as a freelancer. In 2010 he began his project FORTHRIGHT - Stronger than a weapon. FORTHRIGHT pictures 43 hip hop artists from Africa, Asia, the United States and Europe, all using their voice to speak up for peace and human rights. In Forthright Sascha Kraus portrays those musicians who do not only entertain their audience but use their music and their lyrics as a tool to process their struggles and to actively do something against injustice. The pictures want to realize that we need the power of those individuals willing to risk something to make a change. FORTHRIGHT was self published in 2016.
In his series ALL DAY HERO Sascha Kraus portrays a being in a space suit searching shelter and community. The space suit guarantees physical security at first glance but then again he is perceived as a stranger, feeling unfamiliar.
All Day Hero characterizes the search for community and harmony in an alien and new environment that is felt by countless.
Another project began in 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. Sascha Kraus is turning the view towards the people he met on several journeys. It is an intimate story about desires and common values and an ongoing project.
With his pictures Sascha Kraus wants to tell a story. It begins with an individual and unique moment but wants to emphasize the connection and responsibility we have as human beings. The pictures are a way of expressing communication and making a connection with each other.
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EXHIBITIONS ALL DAY HERO is part of the BFF - PROGRESSIV – State of the Art Exhibition in Zingst, Germany, Vernissage on the 7th of March 2018 at Kunsthallenhotel Vier Jahreszeiten, 20.02.2018 - 13.05.2018 // FORTHRIGHT at Silber & Salz Galerie Berlin, Vernissage on the 1th of Juni 2018, 01.06.2018 - 29.06.2018 // FORTHRIGHT at the Month of PHOTOGRAPHY Los Angeles Photo Book Exhibition - Opening Reception with book signing: Saturday, January 21, 3-6pm, Exhibition: January 7–29 - www.monthofphotography.com // FORTHRIGHT on the MOPLA #SVLA1 screen in Downtown Los Angeles, USA - January 23 - 29 2017 - www.monthofphotography.com/projections // FORTHRIGHT at the Exhibition BFF Jump at the Duesseldorf Photoweekend - February 03 - February 05, 2017 // Solo EXHIBITION FORTHRIGHT at Galerie Droste, Wuppertal - 03.03.2017 - 12.03.2017 - www.galeriedroste.de // Solo EXHIBITION FORTHRIGHT at art is just a four letter word, Soest - 10.06.2017 - 24.06.2017 - http://artisjustafourletterword-gallery.de // 2016 Groupexhibition BFF Triebwerk at Kant-Garagen with FORTHRIGHT, Berlin // 2016 Exhibition FORTHRIGHT-Stronger than a weapon at ISLAND, Hamburg // 2013 Exhibition Senegalese HipHop at Katakomben, Essen // 2010 Exhibition Sichtwechsel at Grillo Theater, Essen // 2010 part of permanent exhibition with Sichtwechsel at Ruhrmuseum, Essen // 2009 Exhibition at Fiege brewery, Bochum // 2008 Exhibition Pilger at Stadthaus Galerie, Hamm // 2007 Groupexhibition 137° at Goethe Institut Prag // 2007 Pixelproject Neuaufnahmen at Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen // 2005 "Das Tempelfest" Groupexhibition at Galerie Sohle 1, Bergkamen // 2002 Spectrum at Fachhochschule Dortmund //
AWARDS Finalist at the Lucie Photo Book Prize 2017 in the Single Author category // Gold in Book Documentary at MIFA 2017, Moskau // Nominated for Book Publisher of the Year // Limited Editions at THE LUCIE AWARDS 2016, New York // 2016 Award in Excellent Arts at DDC GUTE GESTALTUNG 17, Frankfurt // Silver in Book Documentary at TIFA 2016, Tokyo //
FEATURES El Pais ICON, Spain // Huffington Post, United States // huck magazine, Great Britain // feauture shoot, United States // who needs another photo blog, France // PAGE, Germany // Design Made in Germany, Germany // ProfiFoto, Germany // Atlas of the Future, Spain // Kwerfeldein, Germany // Whitewalls, Switzerland // WDR television broadcast, Germany // Westdeutsche Zeitung, Germany // WAZ, Germany // Standard Vision Los Angeles, United States // WDR Radio 1Live, Germany // Backspin, Germany // Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany //