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1971 Born in Freiburg, Germany on 20 August.

1971-88 Childhood in Staufen, in the Breisgau region of southwest Germany.

1986 Introduced to photography by his father.

1987 First (still unreleased) series of portraits taken during a school trip to Munich.

1988-91 Apprenticeship as Haute Cuisine Hotel Manager at the Colombi Hotel Freiburg. Completes his training with distinction.

1991-94 Moves to London. Works at the Four Seasons Hotel, Leading Hotels of the World.

1994-95 Civilian service at the Goethe Institute, Mannheim.

1995-96 Obtains entrance qualification for technical college from Walter Eucken Gymnasium, Freiburg.

1996 Moves back to his adopted home of London.

1996-99 Study at the University of the Arts (London College of Communication). Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing & Advertising.

2003 Co-founds Photodebut (international collective of emerging photography artists) along with Richard Mosse, Michelle Sank, Aaron Schumann, Esther Teichmann, Jan von Holleben and others.

2003-10 Photodebut exhibitions in London.

2003 Home is where (Four Corners Gallery)
2004 It went dark and I saw (Well Gallery)
2006 Petites morts (Glasshouse Gallery)
2006 Stop moving (mobile exhibition)
2010 Why I love photography (Host Gallery)

2004 Near-death experience while aboard a boat on the Andaman Sea in Thailand during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. His story appears on the BBC and in The Guardian.

2004-17 Travels in Bali, Borneo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, resulting in the portrait series Urak Lawoi (People of the Sea), which explores themes of community and salvation arising from his near-death experience in the region.

2004-05 Begins the photographic work Last Stop Routemasters, a documentary series portraying the final year of London’s iconic red double-decker bus, the Routemaster.

2007 Images from the Urak Lawoi series appear in the UNESCO publication The Urak Lawoi of the Adang Archipelago.

2007-14 Co-founds the legendary queer East London party series GutterSlut, which he documents through multiple photo series including Beautiful Freaks.

2007 First GutterSlut party in London.

2008 Last Stop Routemasters (Breedon Books, UK) photography book published.

2008 Last Stop Routemasters solo exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

2008 The British Library archives Last Stop Routemasters into the permanent archive on behalf of National Heritage.

2008 Last Stop Routemasters appears in the illustrated book Cult Masterpieces (Tectum, DE).

2008 Semi-finalist at the Hasselblad Masters Award (Copenhagen) with the portrait “Swedish Wedding Kid”.

2009 Multimedia exhibition Beautiful Freaks in collaboration with Tony Hornecker at Dalston Superstore, London.

2010 Photodebut is dissolved. Final publication, Photodebut: A case study, is published (Photographer's Office, London, UK).

2010 Beautiful Freaks (created in collaboration with Tony Hornecker) is displayed as part of the group exhibition Gender & Performance at the Royal College of Art, London.

2010 Moves to Berlin. Artist Residency with the artist collective Pale Blue Door at Prinzessinnengarten.

2010-13 Hosts GutterSlut events in Berlin.

2012 Opens his studio and gallery in Neukölln with the exhibition Beautiful Freaks.

2012-17 Creates the Berlin studio series Poikas, a project that explores self-confidence and vulnerability often hidden behind the façade of youthful masculinity.

2014 Final GutterSlut event in London.

2016 Hosts a studio exhibition of Urak Lawoi as part of the 48 Stunden Neukölln festival.

2016 Begins the series Jana-Maria & Jakob in Staufen. Through words and images, this project portrays his niece and nephew as they come of age.

2016 Honorable Mention at the International Photography Award (Farmani Group, Los Angeles) with the portrait "Little Drummer" from the Urak Lawoi series.

2017 Studio exhibition of Poikas, accompanied by the publication of a limited-edition artist book with selections from the series (self-published).

2017 Forced to close studio and exhibition space in Neukölln in response to increased gentrification of the neighbourhood.

2018-23 Creates Berliner Icons, a conceptual art project produced in collaboration with Steffi Weiss. The series focuses on the unstoppable, fast-paced change taking place in Berlin.

2019 Hosts the exhibition The end of an Era. Once upon a time in Glebe Road in collaboration with Tony Hornecker. The exhibition documents the life, work and events of artist collectives Pale Blue Door and GutterSlut, who worked and lived in East London’s Glebe Road.

2019-20 Creates the series Youthhood for ze.tt (Die Zeit). The series portrays young people (aged 17-21) living in Berlin in words and pictures and deals with themes related to growing up in the city.

2020 Pictures from the series Beautiful Freaks appear in New Queer Photography (Verlag Kettler, DE), the award-winning photography book edited by Benjamin Wolbergs.

2021 Produced Ascension, a short film by Antonio Urquillo and Jean-Marc Joseph, which features a 13-year-old boy (Jakob Obergfell) from the Black Forest and tells a story about fear of change, learning to observe instead of seeing, and learning to listen instead of hearing.

2022 New Queer Photography exhibition at Galerie fhochdrei - Freiraum für Fotografie, Berlin.

2023 Berlin Icons & Heim@tlos exhibition in collaboration with Steffi Weiss and Raidar Huber as part of the European Month of Photography (EMOP) at Galerie Strassenfeger, Berlin. The exhibition included an artist talk with Gudrun Gut.

2023 Ascension wins multiple awards and prizes at international film festivals, including Dubai Independent Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Awards, Tokyo Short Film Festival, Barcelona Indie Short Film Festival, Lisboa Indie Short Film Festival amongst others.

2024 The unabridged Beautiful Freaks series goes on exhibit as part of the Love, Lust and Freedom group exhibition, Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, Denmark.





EDUCATION

1996 - 1999

London College of Communication , (University of the Arts) London, UK Bachelor of Arts, Creative Marketing & Advertising.


COLLECTIONS

2009 - date

Works held in private collections , France, Great Britain, Japan.


Works held in permanent collection, British Library , London, Great Britain.


HONORS / AWARDS

2023

Dubai Independent Film Festival , Dubai, UAE, Best Cinematography Award


Hawaii International Film Awards , Hawaii, USA, Cinematography Achievement


Santa Ana Independent Film Awards , Santa Ana, USA, Best Cinematography Award


2016

International Photography Awards (Farmani Group) , Los Angeles, USA, Honorable Mention.


2008

Hasselblad Masters Award , Copenhagen, Denmark, Semi-finalist.


2007

PX3 Award , Paris, France, Nomination.


2005

British Library , London, UK, Permanent Archival (Last Stop Routemasters).


BOOKS

2020

New Queer Photography , Benjamin Wolbergs, Verlag Kettler, Dortmund, Germany.

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2018

Boys! Boys! Boys! , The Little Black Gallery & Elton John Aids Foundation, London, UK.

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2017

Poikas , Ralf Obergfell, Artist Book (limited edition), self-published, Berlin, Germany.

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Joy of Life , Port Commune Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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2010

A case study , Photodebut, Photographer's Office, London, UK.

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2008

Last Stop Routemasters , Ralf Obergfell, Breedon Books, Derby, UK.

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Cult Masterpieces , Tectum Publishing, Antwerp, Belgium.

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FILM

2023

Ascension , (Production), short film by Antonio Urquijo de Simon , Jean-Marc Joseph, Barcelona, Spain.

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EXHIBITIONS

2024

Love, Lust and Freedom , Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, Denmark


2023

Berliner Ikonen & Heim@los - EMOP (European Month of Photography) , O12 Galerie - Berlin, Germany.

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Viscous , Ficken 3000, Berlin, Germany.

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2022

New Queer Photography - Focus on the Margins , fhochdrei - freiraum fuer fotografie, Berlin, Germany.

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PULSIONS MECANIQUES , Atelier Tramway, Villars-sur-Glaene, Switzerland.

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Faces / Spaces , PINK.ART, Prima Center, Berlin, Germany.

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2019

The Hornecker Centre , (Gallery opening), The Hornecker Centre, London, UK.

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The end of an Era. Once upon a time in Glebe Road , Pale Blue Door, London, UK.

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VFD10 - Punish the Streets , New Art Projects, London, UK.

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2018

Boys! Boys! Boys! , Paddle8 curated Auction by The Little Black Gallery, London, UK.

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2017

Poikas , (Showcase - with artist book), Studio Ralf Obergfell, Berlin, Germany.

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Joy of Life , Port Commune Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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2016

Urak Lawoi , (Showcase), Studio Ralf Obergfell, Berlin, Germany.


2013

Reality Swap / a change of perspective , Artconnect, Berlin, Germany.

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2012

Beautiful Freaks , (Showcase), Studio Ralf Obergfell, Berlin, Germany.

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Day Four - Modern Love , (with catalogue), The Print Space Gallery, London, UK.

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2011

Red Dot Relief - A decade of London parties , The Star of Bethnal Green, London, UK.

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2010

Gender & Performance , Royal College of Art, London, UK.

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Poke , (with catalogue), Dalston Superstore Gallery, London, UK.

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Dirty Laundry , Dalston Superstore Gallery, London, UK.

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Photodebut , Why I love photography (with catalogue), Host Gallery London, UK.


2009

Beautiful Freaks , Dalston Superstore Gallery, London, UK.

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2008

Last Stop , (with catalogue), London Transport Museum, London, UK.

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2006

Photodebut , Stop Moving, Hoxton Square, Brick Lane, Elephant & Castle, London, UK.

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Photodebut , Petites Morts, Glasshouse Gallery, London, UK.

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2004

Photodebut , It went dark and I saw, Well Gallery, (University of the Arts), London, UK.

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2003

Photodebut , Home is where (with catalogue), Four Corners Gallery, London, UK.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022

Pornceptual , Let me wash your dishes, 25 September 2022, online (with Illustration).

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Pornceptual , NO HOMO, 08 February 2022, online (with Illustration).

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2021

Pornceptual , Butthole Empowerment, 20 December 2021, online (with Illustration).

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Container Love , BECOMING SOMEONE NEW: "I needed to explore my identity and sexuality far away from the limited rural surroundings I grew up in" - "..at the age of 19, Ralf Obergfell left his hometown in Germany and moved to the United Kingdom accompanied by his trusty camera..". 08 November 2021, online (with illustration). Words: Czibolya Tom

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British Journal of Photography , New Queer Photography: "Benjamin Wolbergs' vast and vibrant anthology seeks to redefine queer representation". "Through the lenses of over 50 different photographers, New Queer Photography traverses a heady mix of identities, experiences, dynamics and aesthetics to counter "one-dimensional" perceptions of queerness". 04 June 2021, print. Words: Skelton Flossie

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Pink.Life , Das Kaleidoskop des queeren Lebens. "Er bereist die Kontinente, begegnet Menschen und findet die zarten Momente in grossen Bildern. Waehrend seiner Studienzeit in London war Ralf Obergfell Mitbegruender des kinky Gutterslut, dessen Clubkids er dokumentiert hat. Dabei hat er mitten in der Ekstase den Ausloeser im intimsten Augenblick gedrueckt. Diese Arbeit wurde 2020 im Sammelbildband New Queer Photography veroeffentlicht. Dass er auch vor der Stille nicht zurueckscheut zeigen seine Stillleben. PINK.LIFE freut sich, Vielfalt durch seine Linse zu betrachten." 20 May 2021, online (with illustration). Words: Suckert Friederike

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Wallpaper* , New Queer Photography: "Art books turning over a new leaf". "From maverick monographs to topical tomes, our library of new and forthcoming art titles gets to the fine print culture". 03 May 2021, print. Words: Editors

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Liberation , New Queer Photography, "Photo Les genres heureux". "Piochant dans le creuset du Web et dans l'histoire LGBT+, les publications et compilations artistiques autour des images queer se multiplient. Un vivier ou, tout en se mefiant des recuperationes trop glamour. L'etrangete et les norms sont deplacees et reconfigurees". 17 April 2021, print. Words: Mercier Clementine

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Bucherkaffee , New Queer Photography, "Benjamin Wolbergs / New Queer Photography - inclusive Verlosung. Florian Valerius im Gespraech mit Benjamin Wolbergs". 12 April 2021, print. Words: Valerius Florian

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It's Nice That , New Queer Photography, "Benjamin Wolbergs' photo book is an inclusive representation of queer community". 08 April 2021, print. Words: Angelos Ayla

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Vogue (Polska) , New Queer Photography: "Wyiqtkowy album o srodowisku queer. W albumie New Queer Photography". Benjamin Wolbergs zgromadzil prace 50 wspolczesnych artystow z calego swiata, ktorzy dokumentuiq doswiadczenia spolecznosci LGBTQ+". 06 April 2021, print. Words: Onufrowicz Martin

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C41magazine , New Queer Photography: "Benjamin Wolbergs opens our Eyes to a still obscure world". 02 April 2021, print. Words: Editors

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Grafikmagazine , New Queer Photography: "Zwischen Zweifel und Erfuellung". 01/2021, print. Words: Moosmann, Christine

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attitude , New Queer Photography, "attitude Loves New Queer Photography". "Focus on the margins. That is the mantra of Benjamin Wolbergs' New Queer Photography, an eye catching exploration of gender, sexuality and forbidden desire". April 2021, print. Words: Editors

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Vogue (Netherlands) , New Queer Photography, "Dit zijn de mooiste koffietafelboeken van dit moment". "Verrijk je interieur en je geest met deze shortlist van prachtige koffietafelboeken". 21 March 2021, print. Words: Huerxkens Jan

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Winq. , New Queer Photography, "Benjamin Wolbergs over New Queer Photography: Dit boek moest er gewoon komen". "Een fotoboek waarin diversiteit centraal staat". 21 March 2021, print. Words: Bartelds Jaap

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jetzt , New Queer Photography, "Ich moechte den Fokus auf die Raender der Gesellschaft lenken". "Benjamin Wolbergs hat den Fotoband "new queer photography" herausgebracht, der einen kuenstlerischen Blick auf die und aus der Community zeigt". 21 March 2021, print. Words: Schlueter Nadja

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Fisheyemagazine , New Queer Photography: "Erotisme, intimite, liberte: la photographie queer d'aujourd'hui". "Il aura fallu quatre a l'editeur allemand Benjamin Wolbergs pour publier New Queer Photography. Une anthologie visuelle capturant avec justesse les nuances, les progres et le craintes de la communaute LGBTQIA d'aujourd'hui. Lumiere sur un recueil necessaire". 14 March 2021, print. Words: Jours, Jours 2 IL Y A, Tsatsas Lou

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gcn , New Queer Photography, "New Queer Photography Collection captures LGBTQ+ life on the margins". Featuring work from both established and emerging photographers, this daring and thrilling collection highlights queer lives". 09 March 2021, print. Words: McKenna Barry Sarah

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Tages-Anzeiger , New Queer Photography, "Im Bild auf der Suche nach Glueck. Benjamin Wolbergs zeigt in seiner Sammlung "New Queer Photography" Bilder aus einer Welt, in der es eine Lust, ein Risiko und ein Kampf sein kann, von der heterosexuellen Norm abzuweichen". 23 February 2021, online. Words: Briegleb Till

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Internazionale , New Queer Photography: "Liberi di scegliere. Benjamin Wolbergs ha raccolto in un libro le immagini di cinquanta fotografi appartenenti alle comunita lgbt di vari paesi, che con stili diversi hanno rappresentato la sessualita sfidando tbu e streotipi". 18 February 2021, print. Words: Editors

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Beige , New Queer Photography, "Don't Call Them Coffee Table Books". "Diese Buecher koennen mehr als nur schoen aussehen". 17 February 2021, print. Words: Meyer-Brehm Julia

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Vanity Teen , New Queer Photography: "New Queer Photography Book by Benjamin Wolbergs. Editor Benjamin Wolbergs presents his photography book named New Queer Photography, focusing on contemporary queer photography featuring works of more than 50 photographers with incredible shots and stories". 14 February 2021, online. Words: GE Adrian

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fuckingyoung.es , New Queer Photography, "New Queer Photography Cracks Open Intimate Shells of LGBTQI Lives. If there is queer culture in Antarctica, count on editor Benjamin Wolbergs to find it - at the moment, that is the only continent not represented in the rich, romantic, and radically real New Queer Photography: Focus on the Margins". 10 February 2021, online. Words: B Adriano

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WOZ , New Queer Photography: "Hier woelbt sich eine Bauchfalte. Bunt und unbeschwert, aber auch gemassregelt und gewaltsam verfolgt" "..sicher, die quietschbunten Bilder etwa von Ralf Obergfell kuemmern sich vor allem um Oberflaechen des Hedonismus, aber seine Aufnahmen der geschlechterflexiblen Personen haben fortan einen anderen Geschmack: In ihnen findet der aengstliche buergerliche Normierungswahn eine Grenze.." 11 February 2021, online. Words: Laberenz Lennart

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The Face , New Queer Photography: "Queer scenes and stories from around the world". 28 January 2021, online. Words: Sidhu TJ

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Creative Boom , New Queer Photography: "A stunning look at the beauty and breadth of New Queer Photography." 25 January 2021, online. Words: Gosling Emily

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Blind , New Queer Photography: "Introducing the Next Generation of Queer Image Makers. With the democratization of photography, LGBTQ artists around the globe are creating new visual languages to express their ideas of gender, sexuality, love, and lust." 22 January 2021, online. Words: Rosen Miss

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Berliner Zeitung , New Queer Photography: "Die Szene in ihrer ganzen schillernden Pracht zeigen. Ein neuer Fotoband versammelt die Arbeiten von ueber 50 Fotograf*innen: Der Band ist eine Hommage an die Diversitaet der queeren Szene." 21 January 2021, online. Words: Hauenstein Hanno

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Glam Cult , New Queer Photography: "Showcasing unapologetic creativity." 15 January 2021, online. Words: Holmshaw Rose

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Creative Review , New Queer Photography: "A new book celebrates the diversity of the queer photography scene. Over 50 photographers have contributed work to New Queer Photography - which pays tribute to what its editor Benjamin Wolbergs describes as "a variety of different styles and visual worlds beyond cliches and preconceptions". 13 January 2021, online. Words: Tucker Emma

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GUP , New Queer Photography: "edited by Berlin-based art-director Benjamin Wolbergs, contains exquisite samples concerned with the latest developments of queer art expression by way of photography - confronting our heteronormative gaze and most commonly, the artists reflect on a desire for self-presentation while putting socio-cultural values and taboos to test". 06 January 2021, online. Words: Zhengova Linda

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Photo International , New Queer Photography: "Schraeg und schillernd als Programm. Die Menschen sind verschieden, manche sehr. Die als Gewinn zu akzeptieren, hat gedauert. Doch mittlerweile ist "Queer" nicht mehr nur negativ besetzt. Ein opulenter Band blickt auf das aktuelle Fotoschaffen von den sozialen Raendern her." January 2021, print. Words: Koetzle Hans-Michael

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2020

Sueddeutsche Zeitung , New Queer Photography: "Koerper voller Glueck". "Benjamin Wolbergs' Sammlung New Queer Photography zeigt Bilder aus einer Welt, in der es eine Lust, ein Risiko, ein Kampf sein kann, von der heterosexuellen Norm abzuweichen!" - "..die schrill-bunte britische Clubszene East Londons der Jahrtausendwende, wo die Stilerben von Leigh Bowery und Boy George mit ihren aufwendigen Drag-Outfits von Ralf Obergfell geblitzt wurden..", 29 December 2020, online & print (with illustration). Words: Briegleb Till

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taz , New Queer Photography: "Queer durch die Welt". "Der Band "New Queer Photography" versammelt 52 junge Kuenstler:innen. Sie zeigen Menschen, die Diskriminierung trotzen und ihr Glueck suchen", 17 December 2020, online & print. Words: Hochgesand Stefan

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der Freitag , New Queer Photography: "Ein relevanter Blick". "Wie bruechig die Akzeptanz der Mehrheitsgesellschaft gegenueber denen ist, die sich ihr aesthetisch und sexuell widersetzen, zeigt das Buch "New Queer Photography". 14 December 2020, online (with illustration). Words: Laberenz Lennart

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Tagesspiegel , New Queer Photography: "Liebe ohne Grenzen". "Zwischen Selbstbestimmung, Staerke und Schmerz: der Fotoband "New Queer Photography" zeigt viele verschiedene Facetten von Queerness, Gender und Sexualitaet" - "..der Fotoband zeigt Bilder, die den gaengigen Vorstellungen von Queerness entsprechen: Menschen in Drag, mit opulentem Kopfschmuck, in Strapsen, mit glitzerndem Liedschatten, in kreativen Outfits, so wie man sie aus der Clubszene Berlin, Londons oder New York zu kennen glaubt, etwa in den Bildern von Dustin Thierry oder Ralf Obergfell..", 09 December 2020, online & print. Words: Rieger Birgit

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Spiegel , New Queer Photography: "Zerstoert die Klischees". "Der Bildband "New Queer Photography" versammelt rund 40 fotografische Positionen aus der ganzen Welt. Die Auswahl zeigt ein radikales Spektrum - und portraitiert queere Menschen so, wie sie gesehen werden wollen". 08 December 2020, online. Words: Editors


Another , New Queer Photography: "Nudes, Nostalgia and a World in Flux: The Best Photo Books of the month. New Queer Photography by Benjamin Wolbergs. published by Verlag Kettler", 02 December 2020, online & print. Editors: Art & Photography

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Blikk , New Queer Photography: "I boka "New Queer Photography" potretterer over 40 fotografer skeive liv og folk pa sine helt unike mater", 12/2020, online & print. Tekst: Engesbak Reidar Photography

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Monopol , New Queer Photography: "Das Schluesselwort heisst Stolz". "Hier schaemt sich niemand: Der eindringliche Bildband "New Queer Photography" macht Menschen sichtbar, die zur weltweiten LGBTQ+ Bewegung jenseits der westlichen Wohlstandszone gehoeren", 24 November 2020, online & print. Words: Hinrichsen Photography

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Elephant , New Queer Photography: "These Are The Essential Art Books To Explore Right Now". "New Queer Photography, Benjamin Wolbergs (Verlag Kettler)", 20 November 2020, online. Words: Gosling Emily

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F7 (Frankfurter Rundschau) , New Queer Photography: "Sie sind so frei". "Art Director Benjamin Wolbergs hat einen Bildband ueber queere Fotografie herausgegeben - eine Hommage an die Intimitaet, und an jenes Leben das Menschen fuer sich waehlen", 21 November 2020, print. Interview: Sandra Danicke

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Time Out Portugal , "New Queer Photography": "New Queer Photography: o mundo queer em images. O livro "New Queer Photography", lacando este mes, reune imagens de 50 fotografos de todo o mundo - incluindo uma fotografa portuguesa", 13 November 2020, online. Words: Silva Clara

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tip Berlin , New Queer Photography: "Edgy, kinky, queer". "Der Berliner Benjamin Wolbergs vereint in New Queer Photography Positionen 52 junger Fotograf*innen - berlinisch, international und sensationell", 12 November 2020, online & print. Words: Hochgesand Stefan

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L'Oeil de la Photographie , New Queer Photography: "Benjamin Wolbergs: New Queer Photography: Focus on the Margins", 11 November 2020, online. Words: Benjamin Wolbergs

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im gegenteil , New Queer Photography: "New Queer Photography: Sexualitaet und Geschlechteridentitaeten jenseits von Tabus", 04 November 2020, online (with illustration). Words: Jenny & Magdalena

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L'Officiel , "New Queer Photography" il libro di Benjamin Wolbergs Il nuovo libro edito da Verlag Kettler a sostegno della comunita LGBTQI+", 03 November 2020, online. Words: Vertua Simone

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ze.tt , New Queer Photography: "Diese Fotos wollen queere Sexualitaet enttabuisieren", 02 November 2020, online. Words: Kienzl Philipp

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Stern , New Queer Photography: "Bildband zeigt Sexualitaet jenseits von Klischees und Vorurteilen". "Drag, Gender, Queerness und Transsexualitaet: Benjamin Wolbergs Bildband "New Queer Photography" zeigt eine grosse Vielfalt unterschiedlicher Stile und Bildwelten jenseits von Tabugrenzen". 31 October 2020, online & print (with illustration). Words: Editors

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Containerlove , New Queer Photography: "NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY is a new book edited by Benjamin Wolbergs and published by Verlag Kettler. It presents a contemporary collection of queer and gay photography and features more than 40 queer and gay photographers from all over the world". 30 October 2020, online (with illustration). Words: Editors

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queer , New Queer Photography: "Queersein ohne Tabu". "Der neue Bildband "New Queer Photography" wuerdigt die junge und engagierte Szene, die sich in den letzten Jahren im Bereich der queeren Fotografie etabliert hat". 09 October 2020, online. Words: Editors

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Paper-Journal , New Queer Photography: "new queer photography - an interview with Benjamin Wolbergs", 29 October 2020. Interview: David Milroy Maher

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Vogue Germany , New Queer Photography: "Dieser Bildband zeigt Sexualitaet jenseits von Tabuisierung" - "..ein weiteres im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes praechtiges Beispiel hierfuer sind auch die Bilder der Londoner Drag-Szene von Ralf Obergfell und Jan Klos.." 06 October 2020, online. Words: Amissah Joshua

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Hungertv , New Queer Photography: "What does Queer Photography look like today?", 06 October 2020, online. Words: Editors

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i-D , New Queer Photography: "This book is all about fearless queer photography! Take a dip into a universe of incredible talented LGBT+ artists", 30 September 2020, online. Words: Kay Juule

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Advocate , New Queer Photography: "29 Gorgeous Images Of New Queer Photography". "Editor Benjamin Wolbergs on New Queer Photography", 25 September 2020, online (with illustration). Words: Benjamin Wollbergs.

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Mannschaft , New Queer Photography: "Die Raender im Fokus" Autumn 2020, online & print (with illustration) Interview: Zwygart Greg

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Siegessaeule , New Queer Photography: "Am Rande unserer Gesellschaft". "Der Bildband "New Queer Photography" versammelt die Arbeiten von ueber 40 Fotograf*innen aus aller Welt. Dabei sind viel alte Bekannte wie Matt Lambert und Ralf Obergfell. Herausgekommen ist ein Werk, das mehr ist als bloß schoen anzuschauen", October 2020, online & print Words: rob

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TETU , New Queer Photography: "La nouvelle garde de la photogrpahie queer reunie dans in livre evenment", 20 September 2020, online (with illustration). Words: Ques Florian

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Daniel, 19 - "Mir geht es nicht um Beruehmtheit, ich moechte einfach Musik machen", 30 September 2020, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Lilli, 19 -"Ich finde es schlimm, dass in Berlin so viel Kiez zerstoert wird," 13 April 2020, online (with illustration). Interview: Reimann Marieke, Obergfell Ralf

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Mattis, 17 - "Ich wollte nie ein Scheidungskind sein," 13 March 2020, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Nesrien, 19 - "Mein groesster Traum ist es, eine eigene Strandbar im Sueden zu eroeffnen, " 22 February 2020, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Felix, 20 - "Ich war barfuss in der Schule, " 09 February 2020, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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2019

ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD, Pauline, 17 - "Alle zwei Tage hoere ich dumme Kommentare von Maennern, " 21 December 2019, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD. Evan, 18 - "Ich habe das Gefuehl etwas zu verpassen, wenn ich nicht available bin," 15 December 2019, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD. Feline, 17 - Ueber meinen ersten Kuss habe ich mir viel zu viele Gedanken gemacht, 16 November 2019, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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ze.tt , YOUTHHOOD. Sebastian, 19 - "Manchmal fuehle ich mich einsam wenn ich auf einer Party bin, " 02 November 2019, online (with illustration). Interview: Obergfell Ralf, Reimann Marieke

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2018

Pornceptual , Kaya and Lars get naked, 14 November 2018, online (with illustration).

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L'Oeil de la Photographie , Boys! Boys! Boys!, 13 March 2018, online (with illustration). Words: Editors

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2017

PIB , (Photography in Berlin), Poikas, 01 December 2017, online (with illustration)

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Pornceptual , Yu-Liang gets naked, 21 November 2017, online (with illustration).

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Survival International , Wir steckten in der denkbar schlechtesten Position, May 2017, online (with illustration). Words: Obergfell Ralf

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2016

OutThere , Beating of the wave, The Modern Manila issue, Summer 2016, (with illustration). Words: Obergfell Ralf

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BBC World Service , Outlook, Forced to "surf" a tsunami, 15 March 2016, Interview: Fidgen Jo & Obergfell Ralf


The Guardian - Weekend , I was out at sea when a tsunami struck, The Guardian Weekend, 23 January 2016, p.14 (with illustration). Words: Obergfell Ralf

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2013

Artconnect Berlin , Spotlight on Ralf Obergfell, 13 June 2013, online (with illustration). Words: Ebbinghaus, Solveg Maria

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2012

Art Parasites Berlin , So is this a freak?, 07 December 2012, online (with illustration). Words: Hall Kirsten

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Berliner Zeitung , Hey, Baby!, 23 November 2012, p.22 (with illustration). Words: Weingaertner Marcus

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Out , Ralf Obergfell brings Beautiful Freaks to Berlin, 21 November 2012, online (with illustration). Words: Editors

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2011

Day Four , Modern Lovers, # 9, Autumn 2011, pp.10-15 (with illustration). Words: Hayes Fiona

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Frock , Beautiful Freaks, Autumn 2011, pp. 28-30 (with illustration and cover photo). Words: James Anderson, Katie Glover

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B.EAST , Curry 666, # 11, Spring 2011, pp. 32-35 (with illustration and cover photo). Words: Maheshwari Vijai.

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2010

B.EAST , Gutterslut # 12, Autumn 2010, pp. 10-13 (with illustration). Words: Miles Matthew. Photographs: Lottyloo Does

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B.EAST , Beautiful Freaks # 12, Autumn 2010, pp. 36-37 (with illustration). Words: Anderson James

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Pin Up , Tony Hornecker's colorful world lies behind a pale blue door # 7, Fall/Winter 09/10, pp. 20-21 (with illustration). Words: Anderson James

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2009

i-D , Beautiful Freaks, # 303, Fall 2009, p.227 (with illustration). Words: Anderson James

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Grafik , Freak Out, # 178, October 2009, p.9 (with illustration). Words: Lewis Angharad

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Time Out London , Showing off in style, # 2041, 01 October 2009, p.95 (with illustration). Words: Burston Paul

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Time Out London , Beautiful Freaks - 101 Things to do this autumn, # 2038, 10 September 2009, p.12. Words: Around Town

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Metro , Beautiful Freaks on show, 20 August 2009, p.15 (with illustration). Words: Ellis James

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Gay Times , Freak Show, September 2009, p.13 (with illustration). Words: Miles Matthew

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2008

AXM , This is me. Photographed a London Icon, November 2008, pp.98-99 (with illustration). Words: Miles Matthew

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BBC Radio London , The Robert Elms Show, 15 August 2008, Radio interview: Elms Robert, Green Oliver, Obergfell Ralf


Grafik , Review Six Books, # 164, July 2008, p.69 (with illustration). Words: Lewis Angharad

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Time Out London , 100 great things to do in London ..Last Stop, Critics Choice, # 1973, 12 June 2008 (with illustration). Words: Around Town Editors

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Badische Zeitung , Last Stop: Faszination Doppeldecker, # 143/25, 21 June 2008, p. Suedlicher Breisgau (with illustration). Words: Mueller Susanne

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Evening Standard , Life on the Routemaster relived in photo tribute, 12 May 2008, p.10. Words: Jury Louise

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Last Stop Routemasters , Introduction, 2008. Words: Walters Ben

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Last Stop Routemasters , Don't miss the last bus, 2008. Words: Elborough Travis

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Last Stop Routemasters , My Story, 2008. Words: Obergfell Ralf

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2007

UNESCO and UNDP , Urak Lawoi of the Adang Archipelago, Bangkok, Thailand, Themma Group, UNESCO and UNDP, p.8 (with illustration), 2007. Words: Wongbusarakom Supin

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2006

Bon , Kristallnaetterna, # 31, Autumn 2006, pp. 69-75 (with illustration). Words: Levy Madelaine

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Vogue Girl Korea , Last Stop!, # 47, January 2006, p.141 (with illustration). Words: Sangbegi Ha

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Midas , Last Stop!, Investing in contemporary Art, #1, 2006, p. 70-77, (with illustration). Words: O'Connell Simon

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2005

Art Review , Check it out, November 2005, p.19 (with illustration). Words: Nunez-Fernandez Lupe

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Time Out London , The end of the road, # 1839, 16 November 2005, pp. 14-16 (with illustration). Words: Walters Ben

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Design Week , Last Stop, # 38, 22 September 2005, p. 4 (with illustration). Words: Billington, Scott

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Grafik , Talent Ralf Obergfell, # 129, June 2005, pp. 42-43 (with illustration). Words: Lewis Angharad

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Day Four , The Housing Project, # 3, Spring 2005, (with illustration). Words: Hayes Fiona

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Creative Review , Group Photographs, March 2005, pp. 90-96 (with illustration). Words: Sinclair, Mark

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Photodebut , Come together, photodebut and the collaboration revolution, May 2005. Words: Schuman Aaron

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2004

Photodebut , Emerging Photodebut, 132, October/November 2004, pp. 20-25. Text: Meures Sue

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