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MakeUpStories – Drags, Trans* und Tunten – Photographs by Ronka Oberhammer

4. July 2014 – 25. August 2014

Attention: The end of the exhibition has changed !!! The images of Ronka Oberhammer can be seen until August 25th at our museum.


Curator: Dr. Jens Dobler

In eleven images sized 1.25×1.5 m, the Schwules Museum* shows a series of pictures by Ronka Oberhammer which has been awarded the New York Times Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop in 1997 and a regional grant from the Tyrol in 1998. The photographs were produced with a large format camera in Berlin in 1997/8. Working with 4×5 large format film created technical conditions that necessarily influenced the relationship between the photographer and her models: Snapshots were impossible. The images, which she donated to the Schwules Museum* were shot in the homes of the subjects, in clubs or

Ronka Oberhammer, b. 1972, raised in Innsbruck,Austria. After training in the Tyrol and Rome, she finished at the Lette-Verein photography school in Berlin. Her projects have been exhibited in theShedhalle, Zürich, the Stadtmuseum Münster, the Kunstraum München and the foto-forum, Bozen. In recent years, she has worked as a photographer, curator and teacher of both commercial and art photography. She has been living in Berlin since 1992.