SASCHA KRAUS IS WORKING AS A FREELANCER. IN 2010 NE BEGAN HIS PROJECT FORTHRIGHT. 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 PORTRAYS THOSE MUSICIANS WHO DO NOT ONLY ENTERTAIN THEIR AUDIENCE BUT USE THEIR MUSIC AND 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 CHNAGE. FORTHRIGHT WAS SELF PUBLISHED IN 2016.

IN HIS SERIES ALL DAY HERO SASCHA PORTRAYS A BEINGIN A SPCE SUIT SEARCHING SHELTER AND COMMUNITY. ALL DAY HERO CHARACTERIZES THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY AND HARMONY IN AN ALIEN AND NEW ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FELT BY COUNTLESS.

IN 2017 SASCHA BEGAN A PROJECT IN DAKAR, SENEGAL. IN THIS PROJECT HE 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.

SASCHA KRAUS ON WIDEWALLS

EXHIBITIONS // ALL DAY HERO IS PART OF THE BFF - PROGRESSIV STATE OF THE ART EXHIBITION IN ZINGST, GERMANY, 2018 // FORTHRIGHT AT SILBER & SALZ GALERIE BERLIN, BERLIN, GERMANY, 2018 // FORTHRIGHT AT THE MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES, USA, 2017 // FORTHRIGHT ON THE MOPLA #SVLA1 SCREEN LOS ANGELES, USA, 2017 // FORTHRIGHT AT THE EXHIBITION BFF Jump AT DUESSELDORF PHOTOWEEKEND, DUESSELDORF, GERMANY, 2017 // SOLO EXHIBITION FORTHRIGHT AT GALERIE DROSTE, WUPPERTAL, GERMANY, 2017 // SOLO EXHIBITION FORTHRIGHT AT ART IS JUST A FOUR LETTER WORD, SOEST, GERMANY, 2017 // 2016 EXHIBITION BFF TRIEBWERK AT KANT- GARAGEN WITH FORTHRIGHT, Berlin, GERMANY, 2017 // EXHIBITION FORTHRIGHT AT ISLAND, HAMBURG, GERMANY, 2016 //EXHIBITION SENEGALESE HIP HOP AT KATAKOMBEN ESSEN, GERMANY, 2013 // EXHIBITION WITH THE WORK SICHTWECHSEL AT GRILLO THEATER ESSEN, GERMANY, 2010 // PART OF THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION WITH SICHTWECHSEL AT RUHRMUSEUM, ESSEN, GERMANY, 2010 // EXHIBITION AT FIEGE BREWERY WITH THE WORK SICHTWECHSEL, BOCHUM, GERMANY, 2009 // EXHIBITION WITH THE WORK PILGER AT STADTHAUS GALERIE HAMM, GERMANY, 2008 // GROUPEXHIBITION 137° AT GOETHE INSTITUT PRAG, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2007 // PIXELPROJECT NEUAUFNAHMEN AT WISSENSCHAFTSPARK GELSENKIRCHEN WITH THE WORK SICHTWECHSEL, GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY, 2007 // DAS TEMPELFEST GROUPEXHIBITION AT GALERIE SOHLE 1, BERGKAMEN, GERMANY, 2005 // 2002 SPECTRUM AT FACHHOCHSCHULE DORTMUND, GERMANY, 2002 //

AWARDS // FINALIST AT THE LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE 2017 // GOLD IN BOOK DOCUMENTARY AT MIFA 2017, MOSKAU, RUSSIA // NOMINATED FOR BOOK PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR AT THE LUCIE AWARDS 2016, NEW YORK, USA // 2016 AWARD IN EXCELLENT ARTS AT DDC GUTE GESTALTUNG 17, FRANKFURT, GERMANY // SILVER IN BOOK DOCUMENTARY AT TIFA 2016, TOKYO, JAPAN //

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