Dietmar Voorwold born in 1957, studied Graphics and Photography in Düsseldorf. In 1998 completed a further education for Art Therapy at the Institute for Humanistic Psychology (IHP) in Eschweiler, Germany.
For many years I worked with children, handicapped people and adults in educational and therapeutic institutions in Germany, Holland and Great Britain. I always put the main focus on self-expression, joy and inspiration.
In 2002 founded the Atelier Spurensuche Project in Wipperfuerth (GER) and in 2008 settled down in Scotland, where I now live for most of the year. Since then have preferably concentrated on outdoor installations.
“Nature is the perfect stage and canvas for the beauty and lightness, that I like to express.”
Art school confidential, Joanna Szproch
UKG © Ewen Spencer
Vintage Studio Photography by Adama Kouyaté.
Although we’re all familiar with the iconic images of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe, one of my favourite vintage Malian photographers who emerged during the same period as his aforementioned counterparts, and seems to not be mentioned as often, is Adama Kouyaté.
From restless children and women imitating ‘okada’ drivers, to straight-faced adults, fashion-conscious youth, and serious jokers and posers, Kouyaté photographed a highly diverse range of individuals.
He was born in 1928 in the small town of Bougani which was then a part of French Sudan. In 1949, Kouyaté opened his first photography studio in the city of Kati called “Photo Hall Kati”. Shortly after, over a period of ten years, Kouyaté began a tour of neighbouring West African states. During this time, he visited Lomé, Togo, Abidjan in the Ivory Coast and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He eventually settled in Bouaké where he set up the “Photo Hall Ivoire” studio.
After the military coup of 1968 in Mali, Kouyaté returned to his home country and set up a photo studio in Ségou. To this day, he lives and works there.
"To make America the greatest is my goal,
So I beat the Russians, and I beat the Pole,
and for the USA won the medal of gold.
Italians said: “You’re Greater than the Cassius of old´´.
We like your name, we like your game,
So make Rome your home if you will.
I said I appreciate your kind hospitality,
But the USA is my country still,
‘Cause they’re waiting to welcome me in Louisville.”
- Muhammad Ali: Poem written after winning the gold medal in the 1960 Olympic Summer Games in Rome, Italy