Clamp is proud to present “Jason Langer | Friends and Lovers”—an exhibition of the artist’s photographs on view on the gallery’s mezzanine from May 7 to June 30, 2023. Included in the exhibition are two photographs from his most recent monograph, Berlin, published by Kerber Verlag, as well as several photographs that were deemed too provocative for the book’s publication.
The creation of “Friends and Lovers” and Berlin was a deeply personal and intricate journey for Langer, influenced by his Jewish identity and childhood experiences. Over a period of five years, Langer documented the locations in Berlin where Jewish people were deported or sought refuge during the Holocaust, as well as the contemporary lifestyle of Berliners. This amalgamation of history, architecture, and modern-day culture is evident in both the exhibition and the book.
The photographs included in the gallery exhibition specifically include photographs of the Berliners with whom the artist shared a large flat when visiting Germany to work on his project. Photographing friends and lovers at home helped counterbalance some of the darker subject matter Langer was tracing outside of the flat in other regions of the city.
Jason Langer is a photographer renowned for his psychological and noirish depictions of modern urban life. His work has been exhibited in several international photographic exhibitions for over two decades. He is the author of four monographs, and taught photography at the Academy of Art University for twelve years, and has been an instructor at Santa Fe Workshops since 2014. His work is represented in the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey; and the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin; among many other corporate and private collections.