Werner Amann - American 1996-2009
"Werner Amann – American" is the winner of the international FotoBook- Festival in Kassel 2010. From the Jury: The photographer is able to capture in light yet dense, expressive pictures, a piece of American soul, composed into a flowing essay of documentary and poetry. In Amann convinced the form. The book as a medium with its special material and style qualities adequately use was fulfilled here in particular. With this book Werner Amann finalized his photographic long-term project, which began in 1996 and ended in 2009. The photographs were taken in the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Gainesville, Miami and Kansas City, as well as in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico and the desert areas of the American West. "