Armin Smailovic

Atlas der Angst 60/61, Germany 2016

Gallery

BIoGRAPHY

Studies of photography at Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fuer Fotografie, Munich.
Focus on documentary photography, Prof. Dieter Hinrichs.
1990-1994: Long-term collaboration with Michael Schmidt, † 2014. Joint travels, e.g. New York, Bolzano … .
1991-1993: War reporting in the Balkan wars (Croatia) for BILD, together with chief reporter Eberhart Laib.
since 1995: freelance photographer

Recognitions

Awards
1992: Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Scholarship for “Zeitgenössische deutsche Fotografie”, Museum Folkwang, Essen.
2010: LEAD AWARD Hamburg: Silvermedal Feature photography for “Srebrenica – Der letzte Zeuge” (ZEIT Magazin)
2013: LEAD AWARD Hamburg: Silvermedal Portrait photography for “Sie wollten uns zerstören, aber wir haben überlebt” (SZ Magazin)
2014: Hansel Mieth Preis: “Sühne” (Der Spiegel) and “Sie wollten uns zerstören, aber wir haben überlebt” (SZ Magazin)
2014: Hansel Mieth Preis: Grand Prix for “Angst” (Der Spiegel)
2014: Sponsorship Award of the City of Munich for Outstanding Achievements in photography
2016: ArtDirectorsClub Bronze for “Fluch der weißen Haut” (SZ-Magazin)
2016: 9th Marl Media Award for Human Rights (M3) of the German Section of Amnesty International for “Fluch der weißen Haut” (SZ-Magazin)
2017: Hansel Mieth Preis: Award “Das Gift des Krieges” (ZEIT Magazin)
2020: Hansel Mieth Preis: Award “Trümmer die die Welt bedeuten” (SZ Magazin)

 

Exhibitions (selected)
1993 Scholarship exhibition at the Folkwang Museum, Essen
1994 Scholarship exhibition at the Galerie Robert Doisneau, Centre Culturel Andre Malraux, Nancy, France
1994 “Armin Smailovic” at Galerie der Fachakademie für Fotodesign, Munich
1994 “Ansichten”, Lenbachhaus, Munich
1995 „Portrait“, Galerie WUK, Vienna, Austria
1997 „WIRKLICH“, Fotomuseum im Stadtmuseum, Munich
1998 „Contemporary German Photography“,
Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Wittenbrink, Munich; Reckermann, Cologne; Lehmann, Dresden
2001 „Jeder Mensch ist ein Experte“, in cooperation with Shu Lea Cheang for„Make World“- Festival, Munich
2003 „Unheimliche Bilder“, Munich
2005 „Der neue Mensch“, Fotomuseum im Stadtmuseum, Munich
2007 “Mug shot”, „DICTIONARY OF WAR“, Sophiensäle, Berlin
2009 „Srebrenica- I counted my remaining life in seconds“, Balkan Art Festival, Bielefeld
2010 LEAD AWARD, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2010 “Sound of Silence – Rape, Legacy of War”, Art Gallery of Bosnia Herzegovina
2011 “SLIPPY FLOOR”, Pavlo´s Dog Gallerie, Berlin
2012 “Sound of Silence – Rape, Legacy of War” (Screening), Museum of Tolerance, NYC
2013 “Sound of Silence – Rape, Legacy of War”, Lessingtage Festival, Oberhafen Galerie, Hamburg
2014 “Angst”, Galerie Zvono, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
2015 “O Mothers of Bosnia..”, Galerie Klovicevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 “Images in conflict”, Galerie für Fotografie (GAF), Hanover
2017 “Atlas der Angst”, Literaturmuseum, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
2019-20 “A Person is a Person”, Dokumentary on “Mental Health”, Historical Museum of BH, Sarajevo and “Staklenac”, Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina

PUBLICATIONS

2013 “Sound of Silence”: A project about Bosnian women survivors of sexual violence in war, Bosnia Herzegovina. Published by the United Nations (UNFPA), Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. Foreword/message by Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General UN, New York.
2017 “Atlas der Angst”: A Journey through Germany with the writer Dirk Gieselmann. Eichborn Verlag, Köln

links

Armins webpage