Amos Schliack

Amos Schliack, Mea Shearim, Sukkot, 1978/79

Amos Schliack (*1951, Bonn) took up studies in architecture at TU Berlin, but soon switched to photography after encounters with the photographers Herbert List and Max Scheler. He was assistant to Jan de Wit (1974), Charlotte March and Ben Oyne (1975-76) and from 1976 onwards worked as independent photo journalist for journals as GEO, Stern, Merian, FAZ and the Zeit magazine. In the Mid-80s stays in Jerusalem and New York lead to photo books on the cities and Jerusalems quarter Mea Shearim. In 1982-2002 Amos Schliack had his own studio, followed by a series of stays abroad at London (from 2004 on), Northern Israel (2006) and Tel Aviv (2008-09). Today Amos Schliack is resident at Hamburg, where he startet working on the Stolperstein project the year he arrived in 2012.

awards

1982 1st prize World Press Photo for a documentary on children ill with cancer (Stern)

2008/09 „Photographer in Residence“ at Tel Aviv

2016     stipend for a documentary on the London Eastend following the bus route 149, Stiftung der VG Bild Kunst (project in progress)

exhibitions

2016 Stolpersteine. Fotografien aus dem Grindel. galerie postel, Hamburg

2011 ‘Kodachrome’, Hommage an einen legedären Film, AOP Gallery, London

1994 ‘Hamburger’, black/white portaits for a campaign commissioned by Hamburger Sparkasse, PPS Galerie, Hamburg

1984 World Press Photo, Amsterdam

1983 Skyline New York, in verschiedenen Städten in Deutschland

publications (selection)

‘Tel Aviv One Hundred’, ein Stadtportrait zum Zeitpunkt des Centennials der Stadt /Amos Schliack, Blurb (Photobuch), 2014

Hamburger : Porträts für die Hamburger Sparkasse / Amos Schliack
[Hamburg] : [Hamburger Sparkasse], [circa 1994]

Jerusalem / Amos Schliack. Mit e. Text von Teddy Kollek, Hamburg : Hoffmann u. Campe, 1989, ISBN: 3-455-08400-1

Die Juden von Mea Shearim / fotogr. von Amos Schliack. Mit einem Text von Henryk M. Broder, Hamburg : Ellert & Richter, 1986, ISBN:3-922294-76-6

N.Y. – New York / Amos Schliack,
Hamburg, 1985, ISBN: 3-922294-61-8

Skyline New York /Hg. Dunhill, Text: Mark Woodcock und Jürgen Hansen, Fotos: Amos Schliack, Bremen 1982

Mein Jerusalem / Text: Wibke Bruhns. Bild: Amos Schliack
Hamburg : Gruner & Jahr, 1982, ISBN: 3-570-04952-3

documentaries for journals  (1976-84)

Rendille, Bei den Kamelnomaden im Norden Kenias, GEO
Die Mönche vom Berg Athos, GEO
Jerusalem, GEO, GEO USA und stern
Jungfrau von Guadaloupe, Mexico, GEO
Das Jüdische Prag, FAZ-Magazin
Die Barristers von London, FAZ-Magazin
‘Station Peiper’, Kinder und Krebs, stern
Portraits Berliner Frauen, Zeitmagazin
Salvador de Bahia, Brasilien, GEO
Edelsteinminen in Rio Grande do Sul, Brasilien, GEO
Das Passah-Fest der Samaritaner, Mount Garizim, Westbank, GEO
Bali, Das Jahrhunderfest Eka Dasa Rudra, GEO
Der Borobudur Tempel auf Java, GEO
Religion und Aberglauben in Thailand, GEO USA
Skyline New York for Hansen & Partner / Dunhill

Amos Schliack, Mea Shearim

Amos Schliack, Mea Shearim, Rain 1978/79

Amos Schliack, Mea Shearim, Yom Kippur, 1978/79

Amos Schliack, Stolpersteine. Fotografien aus dem Grindel

Amos Schliack, Stolpersteine. Grindelallee 134, 2012

Amos Schliack, Stolpersteine. Grindelallee 134, 2012

Amos Schliack, Stolpersteine. Rutschbahn 8, 2012

Amos Schliack, Stolpersteine. Dillstraße 16, 2012

Amos Schliack, Auschwitz

Amos Schliack, Scarecrow, 1995