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9.6.2014, Berlin. Gilbert Jakubczyk, Künstler und Gaukler, porträtiert in seinem Wohnwagen, in dem er 365 Tage im Jahr wohnt und arbeitet. Gilbert pendelt zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich und tritt regelmäßig auf historischen wie auch modernen Jahrmärkten auf. (Gregor Zielke)

Today Jüdische Allgemeine published an article with Gregor Zielke’s images of Gilbert Jakubcyk, an old school gleeman, chain smoker and really really great guy. Read the story here and view the whole reportage images here

Jüdische Allgemeine also published a slideshow of the images/story here: http://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/gallery/view/id/113

He’s got Rhythm

1.5.2014, Berlin. Jazzmusiker Heinz Jakob „Coco“ Schumann portraitiert in seiner Wohnung in Berlin Zehlendorf. (Gregor Zielke)

Photography by Gregor Zielke

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Coco Schumann, a legend of Berlin Jazz and Swing of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. During the 1930s he was able to hide his Jewish identity but in 1944 was transported first to Theresienstadt, where he became a member of the Ghetto Swingers and later came to Auschwitz-Birkenau and KZ Dachau from where he was sent on a death march.

To read more about him please also see the article in today’s Jüdische Allgemeine

or view the Coco Schumann gallery

 

The double Life of a Hungarian Politician

Hitting the newsstands today is Italian magazine “Internazionale” with a report from Anne Applebaum accompanied by an image of Gregor Zielke on the double life of Hungarian politician Csanád Szegedi who was the leader of Hungary’s right wing JOBBIK party and learned that he was a jew himself.

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Film DEPOIS DO MURO in der Ausstellung IDENTITY – A BLOODY ROMANCE

von Jens Vilela Neumann

Inklusive Filmmaterial über Manuel Siegert (ReencontroFamiliar) und Ausschnitte aus “Depois do Muro” (http://depoisdomuro.wordpress.com)

vom 12.2. bis 15.3.2014 zu sehen in der Werkstattgalerie, Eisenacher Str. 6, 10777 Berlin; Eröffnung am 11.2., 19 Uhr

Eine Ausstellung über deutsch-mosambikanische Identität, unsere Beziehungen und gemeinsamen Geschichte. In deutscher und portugiesischer Sprache.

Mehr Informationen hier

Coal-Exhibition Maputo: Catalogue with images of Mauro Pinto, Peter Steudtner and Daniel Ribeiro

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From September 26th until October 1st, 2013, the Mozambican NGO “Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique” exhibited “O Amanhã COMprometido. a vida por carvão” (The promised tomorrow. Life through coal.) comprised of images by mauro Pinto, Daniel Ribeiro and Peter Steudtner in Maputo’s Photographer’s Gallery (Associação Moçambicana de Fotografia).
You can download the whole catalogue here.

BANKING ON COAL // New study on global coal including Mozambique

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One of Peter Steudtner’s recent images from Tete-Province, Mozambique, illustrates the involvement of banks in the global horrors faced because of coal mining and usage.
Click here for the full report by urgewald, BankTrack, CEE Bankwatch Network and Polska Zielona Siec

On Display // Ravensbrück Memorial

One of Gregor Zielke’s images was recently added to the permanent collection of the new exhibition displayed at the former concentration camp / memorial Ravensbrück. The image shows German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Chairman of the Jewish Claims Conference Julius Berman signing the new article 2 agreement for compensation to the victims of the Nazis during a ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, 15 November 2012. The new agreement simplifies the previous regulations and allows reparations to victims, mainly in eastern Europe, who have not received compensation.

 

Bundesfinanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble und der Vorsitzende der Claims Conference, Julius Berman, bei der Unterzeichnung des neue Artikel-2-Abkommen zum Einigungsvertrag. Die Vereinbarung sieht Leistungen für die NS-Verfolgten vor, die bis jetzt keine oder nur geringfügige Entschädigungen erhalten haben. Sie ersetzt ein früheres Abkommen, mit dem 1992 erstmals die Entschädigung für jüdische NS-Opfer durch das wiedervereinigte Deutschland festgelegt wurde. Die Unterzeichnung fand im Rahmen einer Feierstunde zum 60. Jahrestag des Luxemburger Abkommens im Jüdischen Museum Berlin statt. (Gregor Zielke)

Courrier International reports on mining
in Moatize, Mozambique

Out on the newsstands this week is French magazine “Courrier International” with a report on the mining boom in Tete Province with three of Gregor Zielke’s images. For those interested in the topic, please also see Gregor Zielke’s photo essay “Promised Land” or Peter Steudtners short films to the UN on forced resettlement in Northern Mozambique.

 

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Nach der Mauer / Depois do Muro: Documentary Dialogue Film now Online

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A Project by Peter Steudtner

Duration: 32‘  / Subtitles: Portuguese / German

This Documentary – Dialogue Film portrays seven “Madjermanes” out of the more then 20.000 Mozambicans, who came during the 1980s to the former GDR to receive professional training and ended up working to pay off the Mozambican debts towards the GDR. About 3.000 stayed on in Eastern Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, all others returned home to Mozambique.

The Film supports the dialogue process between the “German” and the “Mozambican” Madjermanes, as both sides have the feeling, that the other side does not see their hardships since the breakdown of the wall.

Filmed in straight intervews edited with photographic images of their daily lifes, this film tells in intese words and images the aftermaths of state organized migration.

With: Justino Chana, Zegerino Chicuamba, Olga Macuacua, Beatriz Massinga, Eugénio Maungue, Humberto Sitoe

Director: Peter Steudtner

Production: Mahla Filmes & PANPHOTOS.COOPERATIVE

Directors of Photography: Pipas Forjaz + Peter Steudtner

Still Photography: Mauro Pinto + Peter Steudtner

Music: Nelson Munhequete

Editing: Mickey Fonseca + Pipas Forjaz

Sound: Andreas Freudenschuß

Commission & Financing: ICMA – Goethe Zentrum Maputo

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Click here for the film-website!

Neue Bildungs-Online-Plattform zu Extraktiven Ressourcen in Mosambik

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Konzept & Programmierung: Magdalena Freudenschuß & Peter Steudtner
Webdesign: Gregor Zielke

Streit um Ressourcen” ist die neue Bildungs-Online-Plattform, die im Auftrag des KoordinierungsKreises Mosambik erstellt wurde. Die multimedialen Module, als Prezi-Pfade gestaltet, können online und offline genutzt werden.

Der Inhalt nutzt ausschließlich Perspektiven und Experisen aus Mosambik, um dem Bild von “die Expert_innen kommen aus dem Norden, die Migrant_innen aus dem Süden” entgegenzuwirken. Der Schwerpunkt der Bildungs-Plattform liegt auf den sozialen und Umweltauswirkungen von Extraktiven Industrien (Bergbau) und Landgrabbing, wie zum Beispiel Zwangsumsiedlungen, Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Steuerungerechtigkeit. Die Multimediaelemente beinhalten Fotos, Audios, Videos und Präsentationen.

Die Bildungs-Plattform ist auf deutsch (alle portugiesischen / englischen Elemente sind untertitelt / übersetzt). Eine mosambikanische / portugiesische Version ist geplant.

Link zur Plattform

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New educational online-platform on Extractive Resources in Mozambique

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Concept & Programming: Magdalena Freudenschuß & Peter Steudtner
Web design: Gregor Zielke

The Struggle on Resources” is the title of a new educational online platform, commissioned by the German-Mozambican Coordination Committee / KoordinierungsKreis Mosambik. The multimedia modules, designed as prezi-paths, can be used online and offline.

The content is only using perspectives and expertise from Mozambique to counter the image of “experts come from the north, migrants from the south”. It focuses on the social and environmental impacts of extractive industries and landgrabbing such as forced evictions, human rights violations, tax justice. Media files include photos, audios, videos and presentations.

The online platform is available in German language for secondary and professional schools. A Mozambican / Portuguese version is planned.

Link to the platform

KoordinierungsKreis Mosambik / Mozambican-German Coordination Committee

Neues Bildungsmaterial: 100% Baumwolle

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OUT NOW: Schüler_innen-Arbeitsheft “100% Baumwolle im Einzelhandel?”

EPIZ Berlin und das Berliner Oberstufenzentrum Handel I haben in Kooperation ein neues Arbeitsheft für Auszubildende herausgebracht. Wie nachhaltig jene Baumwolle angebaut und verarbeitet wird, die im Einzelhandel über den Verkaufstisch geht, wird mit verschiedensten Methoden aufgearbeitet. Bestellt werden kann das Heft direkt beim EPIZ: www.epiz-berlin.de

Konzept und Redaktion: Magdalena Freudenschuß

Stop-Look-Listen: Visual Letters / Short Films to the UN on Forced Resettlement in Northern Mozambique

 

Director / Editor / Photography: Peter Steudtner

Together with the Mozambican NGO Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique, Peter Steudtner directed, filmed and edited a series of three short clips (4-6 minutes) supporting Justiça Ambiental’s “Letter of Allegation: Concerning human-rights abuses in the village of Cateme, Mozambique” handed in to Mrs. Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The films link up to Gregor Zielke’s series of photos “Promised Land”.
Justiça Ambiental Homepage
Justiça Ambiental Blog

Background Information:

In Mozambique, Vale operates the Moatize Coal Project in Moatize – Tete province. Between late 2009 and early 2010, when setting up this project, Vale displaced and resettled more than 1,300 families in the communities of Chipanga, Mithete, and Malabwe in the Moatize province. Apart from the loss of their land, these families also suffered health impacts as a result of the dust produced by Vale’s mining activities, changes in social relations, destruction of liveli- hoods, and radical changes in traditional cultures due to the resettlement. The resettlement process was mishandled from the beginning. Vale provided poor quality infrastructure and insufficient housing conditions with poor access to water. Furthermore, the land provided was inadequate for agricultural purposes, putting the nutrition of the communities at risk. Promises of compensation by Vale were not kept. The free movement of people and goods and the access to resources was restricted in the resettlement area. Vale is also accused of violating workers’ rights by keeping them in precarious and short-term contractual relationships, and risking workers’ health by exposing them to compounds that cause allergies and pain. Since then rights to food and subsistace, the right to adequate housing and political rights of the resettled communities have been violated continiously by Vale and the Mozambican Government.

“Promised Land” appears in The Guardian

Sadira Joaquim had to move from Maputo to her mother in Cateme when her father died. Now she faces an uncertain future with no higher education or job opportunities and helps her family on the fields instead. Cateme village, a Vale resettlement compound with over 700 families from the villages of Chipanga, Mitete, Malabue-Gombe and Bagamoyo. Vale deliberately divided the communities in two with employed villagers moving to 25 de Setembro since it is closer to Moatize and the coal mine. The unemployed were resettled to Cateme, 40 km from the original town. While the most immediate problem of the community is the enormous distance to Moatize, their old habitat, they also suffer from unproductive farmland which can only be reached via a two hour walk, no access to markets and infrastructure and poorly constructed houses not fitted to the people's needs with temperatures inside reaching as high as 65° C due to the construction with tin clad roofs and missing isolation. (PANPHOTOS . COOPERATIVE)

Photography by Gregor Zielke

Gregor Zielke’s photo essay on resettled communities in Mozambique is featured in “The Guardian”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/mozambique-promised-land-photography

You can view the full essay here

Nepal Community School – BIKALPA (2009)

Photography by Peter Steudtner

February 2009, Kathmandu: The BIKALPA Aagan Community School is situated in one of the slum areas close to Kathmandu’s airport. More than 30 children attend the daily pre-schooling activities which enable them to join later into formal schools.
Further information here: www.bikalpa.org
See the full series of portraits here

Nepal Community School – BIKALPA (2012)

Photography by Peter Steudtner

December 2012, Kathmandu: Back again at the BIKALPA Aagan Community School, which is situated in one of the slum areas close to Kathmandu’s airport. More than 30 children attend the daily schooling activities which include always a hot meal.

After having been there in early 2009 and late 2011, it was again a marvelous experience to return the photographs I had taken during the previous visit to the same children still attending this very basic school. Again I was asked to take new portraits and the earnest way the children posed for the camera surprised me once more. Hope to come back again.

You find the complete series here

CD-Release & Concerts: The AGvH Jazz Sextett – Confessiones

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Photography: Peter Steudtner

My colleagues from the Albrecht Gündel-vom Hofe Jazz Sextett have made a wonderful CD with Jazz versions of old Hymns. You can enjoy their music, while having a look at the booklet with images I took during studio sessions and concerts in Berlin.

AND: There will be two upcoming concerts in Berlin to see them live: November 3rd and 19th. Click here for more information.

The CD will be available here soon.

Click here fo more impressions of the CD-Booklet

 

gorleben365: Exhibition around and for the Nonviolent Blockade Campaign

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Design: Gregor Zielke
Concept, Coordination & Texts: Peter Steudtner

gorleben365: One year of civil disobedience. This was the promise of the organizers towards the German State and the company which is “exploring” the planned final nuclear waste disposal site in an old salt mine in Gorleben, Germany. As the salt mine is completely unsuited for such a final waste disposal site – as if there would be one in the world… – the nonviolent resisters from different groups from all over Germany and even one group from France made more than 100 blockades in front of the six gates of the construction site. More information on the campaign gorleben365 and the successor campaign gorleben365plusX here.

The exhibition is portraying the campaign and in the way it is designed on heavy truck canvas with the possibility of fitting it to steel cables in can be used as a blockading element on gates. It comprises of 27 banners on six main thematic issues relating to the six entrance gates to the construction site.

You can view the whole exhibition here.

 

Palliative Care from the Patient’s Perspective: Touring Exhibition

Exhibition: Palliativecare - The Patient's ViewConcept & Photography by Peter Steudtner
Design: Gregor Zielke

September 2012 Photoproject on the perspective of people living in palliative care. Together with Dr. Elisabeth Lohmann we captured the advantages and necessities of palliative care “through” the eyes of the patients. The result are now published as a mobile exhibition to raise awareness on “dying with dignity”.

Click here for a view on the complete exhibition

Click here for downloading the leaflet about the exhibition in German

Success: South Asia International Training on Nonviolence, Nepal, November / December 2012

Training by Peter Steudtner
November – December 2012 South Asia International Training on Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict at Bikalpa, Nepal, in cooperation with KURVE Wustrow worked out to be a success for the 18 participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Download the leaflet here