Starting 21 May 2020 the Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut is open again regularly from 9 to 17 (except Monday).
Landscape in Light. Pictures by Dirk Steudner
Nature with all its facets is the basis of existence for the human race. Dirk Steudner, born in 1978, has been interested in nature since his early youth and has tried to capture its diversity. He uses an analogue single-lens reflex camera and still does not finish his pictures digitally. Following his maxim, there is an ideal lighting for every landscape, a brilliant play of colours, a perfect combination of light and shadow – one of a million possibilities where nothing needs to be added. This ideal lighting seldom occurs when the photographer needs it. Time and patience are therefore necessary attributes to any landscape photographer.
From the stormy vastness of Swedish Lapland, the icy glaciers of Iceland and the picturesque natural beauties of the Balkan Mountain to the mysteriously befogged landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the exhibition shows beautiful, intact landscapes that are magically lit.
Dirk Steudner, who previously exhibited his works in Löbau, Zittau, Hoyerswerda and Görlitz wants to contribute to the protection and preservation of nature: “My aim is to show with these pictures that nature in all its beauty is vulnerable and has to consciously be preserved.”