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1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality

Opening of the outdoor-partner-exhibition

A man floats in the 57th-floor swimming pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, with the skyline of the Singapore financial district behind him. Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti, 2013, INSTITUTE
A street preacher in New York appeals to Wall Street to repent. Christopher Anderson, 2011, Magnum Photos


As part of this year's Fotodoks festival we are presenting the group exhibition 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality on the very central Marienhof. The show, curated by Myles Little (picture editor TIME, New York) is a response to the exploding gap between poverty and wealth in the world. The growing contradictions are visualized by contemporary documentary photographs of famous photographers. The images - which are reminiscent of private collections of art patrons - allow a variety of approaches to the subject. They stimulate to debate on one phenomenon: the richest one percent of the world population owns almost half of the total assets.

Exhibiting photographers

Andrew Moore, Anna Skladmann, Ben Quinton, Christopher Anderson, Daniel Shea, David Chancellor, David Leventi, Eirini Vourloumis, Gabriele Galimberti, Paolo Woods, Greg Girard, Guillaume Bonn, Guillaume Herbaut, Jesse Chehak, Jörg Brüggemann, Juliana Sohn, Kevin Cooley, Michael Light, Mike Osborne, Nina Berman, Peter Bialobrzeski, Shane Lavalette, Zed Nelson