Happy at 100 (2011)

Happy at 100 (2011)

«Happy at 100» (German title: «Mit hundert hat man noch Träume») displays 25 men and women who have reached an age of 100 years. The installation has travelled between 2011 and 2015 to more than 40 locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan and has been presented to more than 100.000 visitors. Expanded by ten Japanese centenarians – photographed in in 2015 in Sapporo – the project has been honored with prestigious international awards such as a World ADC (2016), TDC Tokyo, DSA Tokyo and a Roses Award (2011); the cover photograph of «Erika E., 101, Berlin 2011» (l.) of the 2011 published book «Mit hundert hat man noch Träume» (Kehrer) was nominated at Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2012 and in other contexts awarded at the Cannes Lions (2015), the Clio Awards (2015), Lucie Awards (2015) as well as the D&AD Awards (2016). It has been also presented at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011.

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Aktiv in die Zukunft (2014)

Aktiv in die Zukunft (2014)

The exhibition «Aktiv in die Zukunft», a joint project of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSJ) shall convey a more positive perception of age. In 16 pictures athletes beyond the age of 70 show that they are far off being old. The senior athletes have been photographed by acclaimed photographer Karsten Thormaehlen, while practicing a variety of sports, from bowling, swimming, dancing, gymnastics to hiking. "With this exhibition, we want to make a contribution to positively strengthening the image of older members of society and to encourage visitors to their own sports and moving," said DOSB’s Vice President Walter Schneeloch, 67, who’s a passionate golfer himself. "It is never too late to practice. Sports and exercise in old age have positive effects. A good physical condition prevents illnesses and increases efficiency."

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Pioneers of the Future (2014)

Pioneers of the Future (2014)

"Every second child born today has good chances to live longer than one hundred years. Centenarians are the fastest-growing age group in our society, and as a mirror of the full emotional experience of life, old age comes into focus. These faces are an outlook into our own future. The medical geriatric research finds – in addition to biological and immunological traces – in the centenarians some of the most interesting clues. Not only how to cure illnesses, but also what keeps people healthy until old age. (…). In Sardinia, photographer Karsten Thormaehlen met goatherds, winegrowers, civil servants, poets and, in particular, the oldest family in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records: Melis' nine surviving siblings – the youngest 79, the oldest 105 – have more than 820 years of life experience." —Prof. Dr. Roger Nitsch.
In 2014 the project became a permanent exhibition at the University of Zurich’s (UZH) Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IREM) and was honored at the A’Design Award and Competition 2018, Como.

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Jahrhundertmensch (2008)

Jahrhundertmensch (2008)

Preposition (2007)

Preposition (2007)

Group exhibition at the Villa Sontheimer in Frankfurt am Main, curated by Sandra Mann and Karsten Thormaehlen.
Artists: Günther Dächert, Anke Kluss, Sumi Teufel, Vanessa Türschmann. Photo: Icebergs Club, Bondi Beach, Australia 2007

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Prepositions

Prepositions

Group exhibition
Villa Sontheimer, Frankfurt am Main
curated by Sandra Mann and Karsten Thormaehlen
Artists: Günther Dächert, Anke Kluss, Sumi Teufel, Vanessa Türschmann

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Children of the Amazon (1995)

Children of the Amazon (1995)

The b/w-series of children, living in the heart of Amazonia, was photographed during a photo production trip to Brazil in the 1990ies. Curated by interior designer Miriam Jung-Herweg, some of these images have been installed as a permanent exhibition at the pediatrician’s surgery Wallisellen, Switzerland, in 2016.

Rome (2003)

Rome (2003)

«Rome», photographed by Karsten Thormaehlen, presents a portrait of a once imperial city that also manages to capture the tenor of everyday life. Stunning photographs of monuments and architectural landmarks such as the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain are interspersed with images of young lovers and bustling crowds to reveal the phenomenal concentration of history, legend, and modernity that defines Rome.
Rome was exhibited during a special presentation at Paperworld 2005 trade fair Messe Frankfurt and at the Haus des Gastes, Bad Kreuznach, Germany

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Dead Or Alive (2010)

Dead Or Alive (2010)

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Anne Euler

Anne Euler

from the series Beuys & Girls
Offenbach am Main

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First Aid, First Class

First Aid, First Class

Gantry, Proton Therapy Clinic, Munich 2009

Opera Houses

Opera Houses

«Opera Houses» is a long term project displaying modern opera houses architecture around the world.

Karsten Thormaehlen, Garderobe, from the series Opera Houses, Oslo Opera House, 2015

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

«Dead or Alive» was a photo competition initiated in 2010 by Frankfurter Rundschau’s mainSign magazine. The winners have been presented in the magazine and at Depot Frankfurt. Jury members: Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alexandra Lechner, Celina Lunsford, Sandra Mann & Karsten Thormaehlen.

Karsten Thormaehlen, Cockpit, from the series Concorde, Technik Museum Sinsheim, 2010

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Aging Gracefully – Portraits of People Over 100

Aging Gracefully – Portraits of People Over 100

by Karsten Thormaehlen
Chronicle Books (2017)
Foreword by Edward J. Palkot
120 pages, Hardcover
Text in English
EAN: 9781452145334
Format: 8.5 x 11 inches (21,5 x 28 cm)

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Silver Heroes

Silver Heroes

by Karsten Thormaehlen
Kehrer (2012)
Texts: John R. Beard, Horst Güntheroth, Ute Blessing-Kapelke, Christoph Rott
144 pages, Hardcover
Text in English and German
EAN: 9783868283037
Format: 20,7 x 29,9 cm

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Mit hundert hat man noch Träume

Mit hundert hat man noch Träume

by Karsten Thormaehlen
Kehrer (2011)
Texts: Jörg Albrecht, Elfriede Brüning, Roger Nitsch, Wilhelm Schmid, Henning von Vieregge
112 pages, Hardcover
Text in English and German
EAN: 9783868282436
Format: 24,3 x 30,4 cm

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Jahrhundertmensch

Jahrhundertmensch

by Karsten Thormaehlen
Frankfurt a. M. (2008)
Text: Peter Groß, Barbara Hardinghaus
160 pages, Hardcover
Text in English and German
EAN: 9783000250965
Format: 18,4 x 23,4 cm

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Rome – Photographs by Karsten Thormaehlen

Rome – Photographs by Karsten Thormaehlen

teNeues (2004)
Text: Vito Avantario
120 pages, Paperback
Text in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
EAN: 9783823845782
Format: 18,4 x 23,4 cm

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Bestandsaufnahme

Bestandsaufnahme

by Karsten Thormaehlen
Wiesbaden (2003)
Text in German
48 pages, Hardcover