I was born 1979 in Münster / Germany. Since 2005 I have been working as a freelance photographer for a wide range of clients. I have worked on personal projects during stays in the USA and different African countries with a focus on conceptual photography and film. In 2014 I produced a feature length documentary in Rwanda.
I am currently based in Johannesburg and the co-founder of the eCommerce start-up RIGHTLAND for South African Fashion and Lifestyle products.
Heimat, Berlin / Jung von Matt, Elbe / Jung von Matt, Neckar / Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg / LaManana, Berlin / Leo Burnett, Warsaw / Santamaria, Hamburg / Scholz & Friends, Warsaw / Scholz & Friends, Berlin / Serviceplan, Munich / Third Skin, New York / Wunderhaus, Munich / ECLIPSE PR JHB / ...
ARTE TV / BAMS / Brains Empowerment / DVA / ENBW / Festool / FRAN / Go-PopUp / Hoffmann Campe / Hornbach / Kiepenheuer & Witsch / Konzerthaus Dortmund / Lezajsk / NIKE / PETA / Pharmatechnik / Shingai Skincare / Schier Shoes / URBAN ZULU / URBAN ZULU NATURAL BEAUTY / Wüstenrot / Württembergische / Voluntariat / ...
Clam Magazine / Eltern / FLUTER / FotoFilmic / Initiativa Colectiva / INTRO / MAXI / Private Wealth Magazine / SPRINT Magazine / Successful Woman Magazine / SZ Magazin / SZ Kinderleben / SZ Wissen / Zeit Leben / Zeit Magazin / Zeit Wissen / XL Semanal / ...
2015 Kaunas Photo Festival "Blurred / Unblurred"
2014 Group Show „Geschossen und Gedruckt“ Seltmann & Soehne publishing house, photo price exhibition of the Series „BLURRED1“ / Museum of the City of Luedenscheidt, Germany
2013 Group Show FotoFilmic’13 Contemporary Film Photography / Vancouver, Canada
2010 Upgrade Festival exhibition of Sarajevo Photo Safari, Hannover, Germany
Find & watch my Rwanda Documentary here:
Gerrit Hahn (http://500letters.org)
Gerrit Hahn (°1979, Münster, Germany) makes photos and films. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, Hahn tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
His photos demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. With a conceptual approach, his works references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.
His works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. Gerrit Hahn currently lives and works in Johannesburg.