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Irmel Kamp

Press release

Soy Capitán hosting Galerie Thomas Fischer
Irmel Kamp – Zink

When looking down on the city of Paris, there is a special bluish-white, dull shine on the roofs of the city. This comes from zinc, which Georges-Eugène Haussmann had ordered to be used across the city. The material was mined in Kelmis/La Calamine on the German-Belgian order, and Irmel Kamp also comes from this area. She began her very first series in the late 1970s: pictures of buildings with zinc façades that she systematically photographed in a certain area. The project took several years, only ending when entirely completed.

— Silke Hohmann