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"Karin Jobsts photographs distinguish themselves in a subtle, poetic manner, brought in accordance with a stringent imagery." Wim Wenders

Karin Jobst holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Fine Arts, HFBK Hamburg, Germany. She studied with Katharina Bosse, Silke Grossmann and Wim Wenders. She has taken photographs of a nuclear power station, traveled on a container ship from Germany to New York City and photographed one of the largest tunnels built in North America, in Niagara Falls.

Karin Jobst is teaching photography & moving images at the Macromedia University of applied Sciences in Freiburg, Germany since 2013.

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Work

atomar ---zone1

Karin Jobst addresses the architecture of a nuclear power

plant in simultaneously messing with the chemical process

of photography. She creates images that are abstract and

personal at the same time.

Since the commissioning of the first nuclear power plant in Germany, the advantages, disadvantages, risks and applicability of nuclear energy have been discussed on multifarious levels, receiving diverse yet constant publicity. The artist Karin Jobst confronts the sociopolitical topic of nuclear energy in her work atomar ––– zone 1. Her photographs show interior and exterior shots of a German nuclear power plant and grant the observer views of rooms, which otherwise remain barricaded. In her work, Jobst assumes the tradition of industrial photography. In the 1920’s, symbols of the modern industrial age were fostered as the new subject matter of fine art photography. Sharp and detailed depictions of the objects were promoted as a suitable and artistic visual aesthetic, demarcating the then prevalent pictorialism, which aspired to endow photographs with painterly properties.​

Artitst book; limited edition with 23 handmade C-prints

H2 – Museum for Contemporary Arts Augsburg, Germany 

International Photography Award, The core of industry, special mention, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2008

Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur Schweiz, 2008

Audi Art Award, nomination 2008

Detroit for John, Marylou and Mr. Duke

In 2010, artist Karin Jobst arrived for the first time in Detroit from her native Germany. She was not awestruck by the city's empty buildings and depopulated streets, but felt compelled to develop a fresh body of work inspired by Detroit's sense of time, place, and history. Using the medium of photography, she continued working in Detroit through 2012. Select photographs from her numerous visits to the Motor City are the subject of "Detroit for John, Mary Lou and Mr. Duke". Progressive in her conception and presentation of the series, Jobst does not create a city history or interpretation with a clear, linear narrative structure or with regard to formal traditions associated with photography. Without beginning, middle, or end, the images build on a continuum of content and visual information that express Detroit's specificity as a contemporary urban environment. 

Selected title German Photo Book Award 2013

Book published by Kehrer, Heidelberg, Germany

Book design by Danielle Aubert, Detroit

 

Exhibitions: Detroit Institute of Arts, DIA, USA 2012/13

 „Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now“ Robert Frank, Henri Cartier Bresson; Dave Jordano „Foto Europa. 1850 to the Present“  Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bernd und Hilla Becher, ...

Transatlantic Containershiptrip Hamburg - New York City

As an artist, grandchild and nice of her grandfather and uncle, who travelled in 1928 and 1954 on a ship to New York seeking employment, Karin Jobst had this dream since years to follow her relatives on the same way to the United States.

It was her goal to take photographs every single hour during day and night on her journey from Hamburg via Rotterdam to New York City. F. Laeisz invited her in May 2012 to come on board of the 2010 built containership MV PORTO, which is a mid size vessel of about 2800 TEU containers.

Crossing under Niagara Falls,  CA/USA

Brooklyn '11

Transatlantic Containershiptrip Hamburg - New York City

As an artist, grandchild and nice of her grandfather and uncle, who travelled in 1928 and 1954 on a ship to New York seeking employment, Karin Jobst had this dream since years to follow her relatives on the same way to the United States.

It was her goal to take photographs every single hour during day and night on her journey from Hamburg via Rotterdam to New York City. F. Laeisz invited her in May 2012 to come on board of the 2010 built containership MV PORTO, which is a mid size vessel of about 2800 TEU containers.

Elbphilharmonie `09

Wackersdorf `08

 

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Exhibitions

2019

100 Jahre Wirklichkeit, Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany

2016

Courbusier Revisited, internationaler Museumstag Weissenhofwerkstatt, Mies van der Rohe, Stuttgart, Germany

SCOPE, Fotofestival, Kurator Maik Schlüter, Hannover Germany

Der Andere und der Gleiche, Axel Hoedt, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, u.a (Kuratorin) im Kunsthaus L6 der Stadt Freiburg, Fotobiennale Mulhouse, Germany

2015

Under Surveillance, Galerie für Fotografie _ 

Ricus Aschemann, Hannover; Kurator: Maik Schlüter

Alec Soth, Bettina Lockemann, ... Hannover, Germany

2013

Foto Europa. 1850 to the Present 

Detroit Art Institute _ DIA; USA

Bernd & Hilla Becher, Wolfgang Tillmanns, August Sander, Yves Marchan & Romain Meffre, Christian Boltanski, ...

Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Learning from Detroit

PF Galleries, Clawson MI USA, (solo)

Detroit Art Institute DIA,Motor City Muse, Detroit Photographs Then and Now            

Henri C. Bresson, Robert Frank, Dave Jordano, ...

Detroit, USA

2012

Gängeviertel Kunsthaus Speckstrasse Hamburg

Koffer Kunst Chicago + Detroit

2011

Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2011

Stadtmuseum Munich, Germany, 2011

2010 - 2005

Kunsthaus Hamburg 2010 MfA, Degreeshow, HfbK 

Metropolis Cinema, Hamburg. 2009

International Photography Award, The core of industry, special mention, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2008

Days of photography, Darmstadt, Museum Künstlerkolonie, Germany, 2008

Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. 2008

Portfoliowalk, special mention, DFA Symposium of the German, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, 2007  

Degreeshow, University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany, 2007

ZIFPhotoAward, Aesthetic Center, University Bielefeld, Germany, 2007

Jewish Museum, Augsburg, Germany,  2007

Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2006

Galerie Novi Hram, Goethe Institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2006

LCC, London, Great Britain. 2006

Historic Museum, Bielefeld, Germany, 2005

Galerie artists unlimited, Bielefeld, Germany, 2005

Crossing under Niagara Falls,  CA/USA

Brooklyn '11

Elbphilharmonie `09

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Wackersdorf `08

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