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The photographer Rainer Viertlböck wants to show how people “live above the homelessness” in a city as rich as Munich with his large-format pictures of living spaces of the sellers of the street newspaper “Biss”. There is furniture like bulky waste next to very bourgeois furnishings. Even in the most untidy apartments there are lovingly arranged corners with memoirs or collectibles. And sometimes it is surprising how little people can live. Whereby, as a viewer, you find yourself basing your own Central European expectations on furnished living space.
Viertlböck has intentionally not photographed the people who live here in order to preserve their dignity and not to spread social romance, as he says. Even so, the apartments tell a lot about people on the brink of subsistence. In his series “Insights”, which can be seen in the Architecture Gallery on Türkenstraße until February 15, Viertlböck went to work with the same large format camera and care as in his high-end architectural photographs or city portraits for which the Gautinger is known.
With his large-format pictures of living spaces, Rainer Viertlböck has created a dignified monument for the sellers of the street newspaper “Biss”.
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