by Samy Sfoggia in New Art on Friday 17 August 2012

Matthias Wähner is a German photographer. His best known work is Mann ohne Eigenschaften (Man without Qualities), a series of photographs taken from the archive of the German journal, Quick, of celebrities in politics, culture, and sports that are digitally manipulated. He inserted his own portrait into scenes of historical, political and social importance. Wähner’s work is an ironic criticism of photo-journalism.