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Uwe Ommer Rue Mouffetard - Triptych, 1968

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Uwe Ommer, Rue Mouffetard - Triptych
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  • Medium

    Photography : black & white edition, archival pigment print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    17.71 x 39.37 x 0.1 inch

  • Support

    Photography on fine art paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 11 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Rue Mouffetard - Triptych by Uwe Ommer
    Overall size: 17.71 in. H x 39.37 in. W
    Edition 6 ex. 5AP
    Printed later

    More sizes:
    Small size: 13.38 in. H x 29.52 in. W
    Edition 6 ex + 5AP.
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Uwe Ommer

France Born in: 1943
Born in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, Uwe Ommer became fascinated with photography at a young age. Initially sparked by his interest in photographing birds, he received his first camera at age 14 and began experimenting with his limited equipment. By the time Ommer was 18, he had given up on birds, but was improving his skills as a photographer. He began working as an apprentice in a camera shop and soon picked up side projects for local papers, shooting everything from car accidents to weddings, when staff photographers were unavailable.

In 1962, Ommer was awarded the first Deutscher Jugend Photo Preis (German Youth Photo Prize) at Photokina 1962 for his photograph of children playing soccer. The following year, he left for Paris (for only one year to learn French, he insisted) and began working as an assistant to advertising photographer Jean Pierre Ronzel. While Ommer did perfect his French, he never did leave Paris.

In 1966 he opened his own photography studio, primarily shooting fashion and advertising photos for small women’s magazines. Quickly gaining respect for his work in Paris, Ommer began showing in local galleries and eventually published his first book.

In 1995, Ommer drastically changed gears and decided to embark on a project unlike anything he had ever done before – a project unlike anything anyone had ever done before. As a personal challenge, he set out the following year to document all types of families on every continent at the turn of the millennium. With a Landrover, Rolleiflex camera, portable studio, one assistant, many maps, many guidebooks Ommer visited 130 countries in the following four years, interviewing and photographing over 1000 families. Taschen published the catalog titled “1000 Families” in 2000 when the photographs were first exhibited to the public in Cologne, Germany in September at Photokina 2000. Since then, the exhibition has toured the world and has received praise for the scope and beauty of the photographs, and their simple message of commonality.

In 2002, Uwe Ommer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society for the impact of his lifetime of work.
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