Siegfried Hansen (photographer)

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Siegfried Hansen (born 1961) is a German photographer,[1][2] known for his photographs in Hamburg.[3]

Life and work[edit]

Hansen was born in 1961 in Meldorf, Germany. He lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Hansen began as a street photographer in 2002 and joined the In-Public street photography collective in 2014.[4] His work has been included in Fotoforum;[5] Photographie;[6] LFI, Leica Fotografie International;[7] Professional Photographer[8] and Fotocommunity Plus.[9]

Hansen's book Hold the Line was published in 2015.[10] Colin Pantall called it "street photography" but praised its use of color and composition, its diverse references to the work of photographers past and current, and the success of these references:

You're seeing something that you've seen before, but in a style that Hansen has made his own. He's doing the same thing others have done, but he's doing it differently. That's a really difficult thing to do, especially in an arena so laden with heavyweight genre as street photography.[11]

Jim Casper of LensCulture wrote that "every single image in the book is a gem".[10]


Solo exhibition[edit]

  • 2012: Der erwartete Zufall, Galerie Kunst-Nah, Hamburg, Germany[12]
  • 2015: Hold The Line, Freelens Galerie, Hamburg, Germany[13]
  • 2016: Streetphotography - Hold The Line, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany[14]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011: Fascination Street, as a member of the group Seconds2Real, Berlin, Galerie Meinblau.[15]
  • 2011: From Distant Street, Contemporary International Street Photography, Galerie Hertz, Louisville, USA.[16]
  • 2011: Street Photography Now, Warsaw. One of forty participants.[17]
  • 2012: Fascination Street, as a member of the group Seconds2Real, Galerie Anzensberger, Vienna.[18]
  • 2013: Miami Street Photography Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach.[19]


Publications by Hansen[edit]

Publications with contributions by Hansen[edit]


  1. ^ The book is profiled by Josef Chladek here.


  1. ^ "The Fence: Siegfried". World Photography Organisation. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Siegfried Hansen: What Was He Thinking?". B. Blake Andrews. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Auf Fotopirsch in der Großstadt". Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Siegfried Hansen joins in-public". In-Public. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Der erwartete Zufall". April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Der erwartete Zufall" (PDF). 2012. 
  7. ^ "Posie des Zufalls, about street photography". 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hit the Street". 2011. 
  9. ^ "Straßen des Augenblicks". 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Casper, Jim (2015-08-11). "Surfaces in the Street". LensCulture. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Colin Pantall, "Hold the Line: A Book about Obedience", Colin Pantall's blog, 1 July 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Der erwartete Zufall". Galerie Kunst Nah, Hamburg. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  13. ^ "Hold The Line". Freelens Galerie, Hamburg. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  14. ^ "Streetphotography - Hold The Line". Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  15. ^ "Fascination street". Galerie Meinblau, Berlin. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  16. ^ "From Distant Street". Galerie Hertz, Louisville (USA). 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  17. ^ "Group exhibition with Street Photography Now participants". Museum of Printing Warsaw. participant Siegfried Hansen 
  18. ^ "Group exhibition with Seconds2real". Galerie Anzensberger, Vienna. 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  19. ^ "Miami Street Photography Festival". Art Basel Miami Beach. 2013. The 2013 finalists were selected by our panel of judges from among hundreds of submissions. Siegfried Hansen was one of the finalist photographer 

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