HANNES JUNG – THE WOLF IS PRESENT

SAM – CITY MUSEUM AT THE MARKET

In the past two centuries wolves were almost extinct in Germany. Now animals roam again through forests, meadows and villages, up to the edge of the cities. They rarely show their faces. Since their return, no animal has become aggressive towards humans. These fear the wolf nevertheless. Why? The animal serves both as identification and demarcation: Here the one, which hails its return, there the other, which perceives it as threat.

The series shows places where wolves have been detected. In these places, man and wolf come together. Who is allowed to live here undisturbed? Who should stay away? And who decides? The images also touch on topics of social change such as globalization, rural exodus or energy transition. In addition, the series shows newspaper articles about wolves. Hannes Jung has deleted all words — except for the title of the article and words in which the wolf appears. He wants to point out the discrepancy between media coverage and the actual visibility of the topic.

Hannes Jung. Born 1986 in Bremen. Lives and works as a photographer in Berlin. He studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Munich, EASD Valencia and the University of Applied Sciences Hannover until 2016. His work has been shown at C/O Berlin, the Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art, and Kunstraum Potsdam, among others. He has been awarded the Otto Steinert Prize and the Lotto Brandenburg Art Prize Photography, among others.

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