Frank Gaudlitz: Maria Arcelia Rodriguez, 76/Cesar Efrain Calderon, 73/Chillanquer, Colombia, 2010, c-print, edition 5 + 2 ap
1799 to 1804 undertook Humboldt his American expedition, which is still regarded as one of the most important scientific expeditions. He charted geography, geology and botany, studied history and culture, pointed to a compound of the Orinoco and Amazon rivers, established at Chimborazo an altitude world record, discovered the magnetic equator, justified the guano export and spoke out vehemently against slavery.
In southern Colombia came to the Humboldt Sun Road of the Incas. The Prussian explorer followed her 2500 km beyond the Andes duch Ecuador and Peru.
This historical and cultural complexity, moving the photographer Frank Gaudlitz to commit the route again. His warm-hearted look at the man, his openness, his passion for discovery and his extraordinary skill enabled great images of people and country. People from all walks Gaudlitz granted an intimate glimpse into their world, and he held her and thereby preserved their dignity, in the spirit of the great humanist and character illustrator Humboldt. The landscapes photographed Gaudlitz from black, white and ethereal sharpened the image of the traversed and created an upscale from the flow of history monochrome background for its vibrant color and insightful portraits.
Gaudlitz Frank was born in 1958 and studied at Vetschau Arno Fischer at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig Photography. His big photographic effects "Russians go" (1990 - 94), "between times" (1992 - 2000), "Waiting for Europe" (2003 - 05), "Casa Mare - The great room" and "Cruz del Sur" (both 2005 -08) and "Sun Street" (2010) are the connecting link between epochal events, individual stories and landscape.