After starting out in fashion photography in Munich and Miami, Petrov Ahner moved to Paris in 1994, where he continued his fashion works and at the same time started out in portrait and reportage photography. During the years, the commitment for cultural, political and social focal points took on a greater significance.
In 2009, Petrov Ahner moved to Berlin.
Current projects vary between collaborations with visual artists (exhibition-, performance- and installation photography), comissioned work and dedicated photography with a sociopolitical background.
The focus of the work is portrait photography.
Oct 8th- Nov 5th 2010 New Gallery Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin
Burned Condition, Site specific photo installation
Oct 1st- Nov 5th 2010 sineDie ProjectRoom, Berlin
1984, Photo exhibition Orvar Petrov
Sept 28th 2010 Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin
I support Tacheles Wall, Permanent installation
Sept 4th 2010 Abnormal Gallery
Self-Possessions by Andrea Penzo and Christina Fiore
Installation Photos Petrov Ahner
Mar 2010 Espace le vend se leve Paris
Stepping out of the dark, Slideshow of portraits of illigal immigrants
2007 Galerie Vie, Tokio
The Belgium Way
2002 Museum of Fashion and textiles, Louvre, Paris
Track 2, Track-Magazine
2000 Museum of Fashion and textiles, Louvre, Paris
Motiv, Viktor and Rolf
1999 Carusel du Louvre, Paris
What is fashion?, Beaux Art Magazine
1997 Les Moulins de Paris
100 Degrée, Photo and Film Installation
The selection of 99 photos shows a cross-section of my work at Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin. I started to take photos of and at the independent arthouse and project space in March 2010, shortly after I had moved from Paris to … Weiterlesen →
Berlin Beauty is a long term project created by Petrov Ahner 2011
focusing on portrait series and projects reflecting the way of life in contemporary Berlin.
“People and faces represent, leave an imprint, create the look and rhythm of a city. Next to its architecture, history, politics and landscape they are the living and creating part of it, they reflect the city as the city reflects them. “