Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #1106, 2009
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #1106
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #20, 2011
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #20
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #1106, 2009
Ted Witek, Hotel Bogota #1106
2012 Open Exhibition

Ted Witek
Bogota in Berlin

May 1–31, 2012
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
2 Bloor Street St E, 25th Floor

Hotel Bogota, just off Kurfürstendamn in Berlin, has a long photographic history—perhaps second to none. It housed the studio of the first female fashion photographer, Yva. In 1936, Helmut Newton became her pupil and shortly thereafter, the Nazi occupation sadly resulted in her murder. Witek discovered this hotel in 2004 and has been photographing it ever since. All images are printed on fibre paper from black-and-white negatives.
 

Curated by Hilda Yasseri

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