Namibia Economist (Windhoek)

18 January 2013

Namibia: Simply the Same

A giraffe standing gracefully in the bush, a woman whose eyes tell a bitter-sweet tale that one can only listen to and understand by looking into her eyes. She wraps herself in a towel as if to hide something. These are just two of the many images Christian Goltz uses to deliver his message in his first solo exhibition, 'Simply the same'.

Born in1964 in Germany, and trained in New York, Goltz has worked on various books, magazines, calenders and post cards. When asked to describe his work he says, "I try to see and then make simple photographs of what cannot be explained. Normally, it must be beautiful like Namibian. women, leopards, a milk bush in the Namib and so on".

Not only is Christian a photographer he is also a writer and the president of the Photographic Society of Namibia. His work has been taken into private collections in Germany, Japan, the USA and in Namibia.

Award-winning Goltz owns 'Kiss of Light', a fine-art photography studio in Windhoek, specializing in nature photography in the broadest sense. He is also a fine-art printer, takes on commercial assignments and offers photographic workshops. In 'Simply the same' he shows his recent work in outdoor portraiture, wildlife and landscape, establishing the inherent connections expressed in these subjects' natural beauty.

The exhibition opens on 28 January at the FNCC gallery and will run until 27 February. Entrance is free.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Namibia Economist. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.