oliver hartung — photographer

“Syria Al-Assad” nominated for the German Photobook Prize 2015.

My book on the Assad monuments in Syria, published with Spector Books in 2014, has been nominated
for the Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2015.

Photobook Bristol Talk 12.10.2014

On Sunday, 12th of October, i will give a talk in Bristol, UK on Syria Al-Assad and Iran, Ein Kinderbuch.
See the full program.

Review British Journal of Photography

Gemma Padley writes about my work on the Middle East. Read here.

Exhibition “Iran, Ein Kinderbuch” at Vice Versa Berlin

A survey of my work on Iran since 2011.
Opening: 18.09.2014 at 7 pm.  Show lasts until 10.10.2014
Vice Versa Distribution, Immanuelkirchstraße 12, 10405 Berlin

Shortlist for Unseen Dummy Award Amsterdam

While touring the world with the Kassel Dummy Award, my Photobook Iran, Ein Kinderbuch has now also been shortlisted for the Dummy Award Of Unseen Amsterdam.
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Biennial BIP2014 in Liège until May, 25th.

My work Syria Al-Assad is shown at the exhibition Idoles at Cité Miroir in Liège, Belgium, alongside work by Robert Boyd (US), Cyril Porchet (CH), Philippe Chancel (F), Christopher Morris (US), Christian Lutz (CH), Eric Baudelaire (F) and Branislav Kropilak (SVK). The biennial is on until May, 25th.

New book “Syria Al-Assad” out now!

Thanks to everyone who supported my Indiegogo campaign and just in time for the Leipzig book fair and BIP2014 Liège, my new book is now available for € 26 through this website (send an email) or via Spector Books Leipzig.

Please support my book “Syria al-Assad” on Indiegogo Now!

My campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for publishing my book Syria al-Assad ends this Sunday, February 23rd.
Your last chance to pre-order a signed copy or to get one of the exclusive print offers! Have a look!

Interview about “Syria al-Assad” on Hotshoe Magazine Blog

Michael Tsenti from Hotshoe Magazine interviewed me about Syria al-Assad. Worth reading!hotshoe

Winner of Düsseldorf Portfolio Reviews

I am one of the lucky four winners of the Düsseldorf Portfolio Reviews.
I will produce a Photo Essay for Arte Creative, that will be presented at Arles later this year.
Thanks to the Reviewers and especially the organizers!

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend Portfolio Reviews

On February 1st, I will participate in the portfolio reviews, part of Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2014 at NRW-Forum. It´s a public event, come if you happen to be in the area. I will talk about my projects on the Middle East.

Syria al-Assad featured in Prefix Photo #28 Monuments

Very honoured to be the cover artist. And in good company with: Halil Altindere, Lara Baladi, Ahmed Basiony, Coco Fusco, Jan Kempenaers, Amal Kenawy, Michael Love, Adrian Paci, Bahia Shehab and Jeff Wall.