Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
"We always had cameras lying around at home. My father was an optician. He was into photography. But I never took it seriously until I discovered rock music and its world. I didnít play an instrument, but I wanted to be part of that world. My camera was my ticket to another sphere." Olaf Heine in conversation with Astrid Kirchherr, excerpted from Olaf Heine: I Love You but Iíve Chosen Rock.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Matthias Harder, Olaf Heine, Antje Stahl.
During the Rwandan genocide in 1994 up to one million Tutsi were murdered by members of the Hutu tribe. Eighty percent of the women who survived were raped. Today, victims and perpetrators live side by side. Although women have gained social status since then, the rape victims and their children exist on the bottom rungs of the social hierarchy. Many young women, however, have managed to rescue their traumatized mothers and free them from the stigma. Their courage and optimism in a society under authoritarian rule and marred by trauma are unparalleled. Rwandan Daughters depicts these strong women who have overcome traumatic experiences. German photographer Olaf Heine (born 1968) has captured this turning point and the reconciliation in these impressive photographs, portraying mothers and daughters shoulder-to-shoulder at sites where the crimes occurred. Along with the photographs, the volume features brief statements from the women describing how they have dealt with their experiences.
Known for his carefully staged celebrity portraits, photographer Olaf Heine offers behind-the-scenes footage in this exciting volume. I Love You But I've Chosen Rock features casual snapshots and observations gleaned on the edges of studio shoots, in rehearsal spaces, on stage and at home, including intimate images of music legends like Kurt Cobain, Nick Cave and Iggy Pop.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Ralf Grauel, Matthias Harder, Iggy Pop, Sting.
Iggy Pop remarked that German photographer Olaf Heine, "is blessed with a clear and inescapable German eye. You better run, or fight back"--and the particularly fierce images that Heine captured of the iconic punk star reveal that Pop did indeed choose to fight back. Heine--due to his ability to get straight to the heart of a person's humanity and individual style--is one of the most innovative and in-demand portrait photographers working today. His portfolio of musicians, actors, athletes, writers and icons is diverse, and includes Michael Stipe, Jared Leto, Sting and Selma Hayek, to name a few. His photos have been used on record covers and in magazines; he has shot advertising campaigns and several dozen music videos. Containing more than 100 works, this volume provides an overview of the photographer's extensive oeuvre, while also presenting Heine's less familiar still lifes, landscapes and architectural photographs.