Contributor Update: Ute Behrend

Past Contributor Ute Behrend will be exhibiting her photographic work, “Flowers you gave to me,” with Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art from May 17th to July 13th 2024.

The exhibition, following the theme of “The bouquet of flowers, the ephemeral splendor,” is curated by artist Hartmut Neumann, who focuses on the bouquet of flowers—as an artistic installation that precedes photography—as a central theme.

In an ambivalent way, I make fun of the fact that women dream of men they are in love with standing outside the door with flowers, because they are also in love with THEM. The flowers are in the foreground. The men are out of focus. The bouquets are very select. 

With these pictures I am creating a collection of men “who are in love with me.” The bouquets are preserved through the photo. And with them, the memory of the moment of falling in love.

Ute Behrend

You can view her photographs, “Ballons,” “Horses Near the Lake,” and “Girl with Sheep” in Issue 17.

Ute Behrend is a German artist, publisher and visual editor. She is co-founder of BUMMBUMM BOOKS publishing and a member of the DGPH. She is also a member of the presidium of the German Photographic Academy (DFA). Behrend’s photographs and video installations have been exhibited internationally and are part of numerous public collections. She published her first book “Girls some Boys and Other Cookies” with Scalo Publishers in Zurich in 1996, and has since written 7 other books, including most recently “Cows and Cars.” Her work has received many awards, including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, the German Photo Book Prize, and the Merck Prize. You can find out more about Ute Behrend on her website.

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