Photo traveling exhibition climate movements:

Concept and proposal photo traveling exhibition:

In the aftermath of the anti-nuclear movement, a new climate movement developed in germany, starting in 2015 that challenged the mining of coal for energy production. With spectacular mass actions of civil disobedience, in which opencast lignite mines and forests were occupied, they pushed the coal exit into the public consciousness.

I became a solidary follower of this movement and tried to document their actions photographically. This resulted in an archive of photos, a collection of images of this movement, which I have combined into a traveling exhibition. It is a retrospective of the protests that successfully contributed to the coal exit and initiated social changes.

This photo exhibition is designed to be shown in a wide variety of locations, both indoors and outdoors, including cultural centers, galleries, and other exhibition spaces. I would be happy if it is also shown where these movements were created and are at home. Last but not least, it is an acknowledgment of the commitment of the activists who initiate social change under difficult conditions and with great personal effort.

About the conception of the exhibition:

The photographs in the exhibition were taken between 2015 and 2023, showing the actions of the climate movements, which always take place on the lines of conflict in society. The images are both an active part of the movement's history, but also allow a critical look at the visual representation of the movements. The photo exhibition includes the following four main areas:

1. Ende-Gelände protests against open-pit lignite mining 2015 - 2022.
2. Occupation and eviction of Hambacher Forst 2018.
3. Protest against the highway A 49 and occupation Dannenröder-Forest 2020
4. Destruction of the village of Lützerath in the Rhineland 2021 – 2023

I am happy about requests for the exhibition. Much more information can be found in the concept for download. Feel free to contact me: