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The Wheel

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Martin Kesting
  • Website

A trip to the Himalayas and South East Asia to work on a book in 2016. Finally I was free (for several months) to pursue my spititual quest and my artisitic interests. It became a meditation on transience and mortality. Inner and outer journeys in four chapters: Circling Around Places of Power, Transition Rites, Politics and Religion, Drama and Martial Arts.

Selfpublished photobook (October 2020). ISBN 978-3000665387

Martin Kesting is a photographer, sculptor and he creates jewellery. He lives and works in Berlin Neukölln. In his sculptures and installations, found objects and materials formed by the elements are often combined with photographs and text. Martin is interested in transience, intermediate states, traces and structures. For several years he has worked on a long term series about Berlin in which he uses, among other things, excavated WWII bomb debris.
In 2020 his photo book „The Wheel“, about travels in the Himalayas and Southeast Asia, made it to the shortlist of the Urban Book Award.

Awards "The Wheel" Urban Book Award 2020, Shortlisted
"Seeing Things" Fine Art Photo Awards 2020, Nominee
"The Wheel" PX 3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2021, Bronze