A Retrospective of the photography of Jens Lichtenberger

Curatored by Lisa Sharkey 

in collaboration with Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

Jens Lichtenberger Photography - Tomorrowland 2015

Tomorrowland 2015,

Jens Lichtenberger

Archival print, size varies

GAFFA Gallery

Level 1

281 Clarence St Sydney

Gallery Hours

Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

Sat 11am to 5pm

October 24 to November 4

2019

Exhibition Opening and Book Launch

Saturday 26th of November 

2 to 4 pm

Commemorating Jens passing, readings from the book will be done by his wife Lea,

Tuesday 29th of October from noon to 2pm

Jens Lichtenberger Photography - ANZAC Bridge Sunset 2013

ANZAC Bridge Sunset 2013, Jens Lichtenberger

Archival print, size varies

Jens Lichtenberger Photography - Emergence 2008

Emergence 2008, Jens Lichtenberger

Archival print, size varies

Opening words by

Lisa Sharkey

Jens Lichtenberger was a much-loved raconteur and revered retired Barrister. He dwelt in the spoken and written word and enjoyed photography in all its forms.

He had a great eye, especially for juxtapositions, represented well in his street photography. I am told that he often approached people on the street and before they knew it, he had charmed a photograph of them.

Jens loved his friends, and over fine wine and dining, he captured beautiful portraits that distil the inner voice of his subjects.

His observations of landscapes, especially these large works are transporting and skilful.

It was difficult to edit Jens’ extensive body of work, to whittle it down to the works on these walls as there were so many good ones to choose from.

I hope that you will consider including one or more of Jens’ editioned photographs in your art collection, to enjoy his inimitable style.

 

I would like to thank Lea for this opportunity to curate Jens’ exhibition and for her commitment and long hours spent to honour Jens in this way.

For help with the installation of these works I thank Lea & Kaarina, Nadia, Zoe and Felix and Huon and to thank the staff of Gaffa especially Jenifer.

I also acknowledge the printers:

Ben Ali Ong of Rewind

Peter Solness – who printed the large B/W prints

And Sandy Barnard of Sandy Prints

 

Thank you all.

Lisa Sharkey

Jens Lichtenberger 'Bathroom Self Portraits' and Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
Gaffa Gallery Jens Portfolio room
Opening Drinks Gaffa Gallery
Opening Drinks Gaffa Gallery - Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
Opening Drinks Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens Bathroom Self Portrait photographed by Lea - Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery
Jens photographs - Gaffa Gallery

© 2019 by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger and the JLL BelleBear Foundation

 ANZAC Bridge Sunset 2013