Anatol Kotte pursues two essential questions with his work in the series "Iconication": What makes a picture an icon and how does a picture turn people into icons? Hardly anyone knows the answers better than Kotte, whose portraits of politicians, famous actors and musicians regularly appear in the world's most important magazines. With the book and the exhibition "Iconication", the photographer recently presented his most important pictures from three decades. After the exhibition was last shown at the Federal Foreign Office in Warsaw, an extract of the show now stops at Lake Constance in the Leica Galerie Konstanz on the newly created site of the LichtBildHof.
The process of creating "Iconication" lasted three years, including portraits of Angela Merkel, Helmut Schmidt, Geraldine Chaplin, and Miss Piggy, the world's most famous pig. Especially Miss Piggy's picture hits what he means by "Iconication,": "The word not only describes the content of the book, but also how I photograph.
Anatol Kotte - Iconication
- 2019.05.18 - 2019.08.17
Leica Gallery Constance
Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.