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This series was part of a calendar, and pays tribute to the art of the circus and its artists.

Les Acrobates VI, 1995

  • Uwe Ommer

    Les Acrobates VI, 1995

    Archival Pigment


    Dimensions:  35.5 H x 27.5 W in.  

    Edition 6 + 1AP


    Black and white photography

  • Uwe Ommer (born 1943 in Bergisch Gladbach is a German photographer. Uwe Ommer became fascinated with photography at a young age. Initially sparked by his interest in photographing birds, he received his first camera at age 14 and began experimenting with his limited equipment. By the time Ommer was 18, he had given up on birds but was improving his skills as a photographer. He began working as an apprentice in a camera shop and soon picked up side projects for local papers, shooting everything from car accidents to weddings, when staff photographers were unavailable.

    In 2002, Uwe Ommer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society for the impact of his lifetime of work.
    Publish works:
    Photo edition 2. Verlag Photographie, Schaffhausen 1980.
    Exotic. Bahia Verlag, München 1983.
    Pirelli Calendar. 1984.
    Black ladies. Taco, Berlin 1987.
    Erotic Photographs. Taco, Berlin 1988.
    Uwe Ommer. Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Berlin 1990.
    Noumia. Vents d'Ouest, Issy-les-Moulineaux 1994.
    Black ladies. Taschen, Cologne 1995.
    Asian ladies. Taschen, Cologne 2000.
    1000 Families: das Familienalbum des Planeten Erde. Taschen, Cologne 2002.
    Transit : in 1424 Tagen um die Welt. Taschen, Cologne 2006.
    Do It Yourself, with Renaud Marchand. Taschen, Cologne 2007.