die arge lola / Kai Loges + Andreas Langen


die arge lola is a collaboration between artists Kai Loges and Andreas Langen. They met during their photography studies at Bielefeld in 1986, since then they have worked together as freelancers. Andreas Langen completed professional training in journalism at Hamburg from 1991-1994, he writes and lectures about photography, both artists teach photography at universities and other institutions and are active members of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.


Reale Räume (Real Spaces)

Reale Räume (Real Spaces) is an ongoing series of documentary interior photographs. The criteria is a visually special look that is not intended. Reale Räume does not include architectural designs that are created in order to achieve a certain look; instead, we prefer visual structures that are created by use, by technical necessity, by chance, or by the decay of time passing. When we find such a space, we leave it untouched, we do not change anything, not even the light. Our only interaction with the space is the setting up of the camera at a definite position on the tripod.


On Democracy

On Democracy is an ongoing study that mainly uses documentary photography and written text. When exhibited, we add elements that encourage visitors to actively take part (by adding written comments or voting for additional pictures to be shown later on, etc).

So far, our pictures cover content like: political parties; rallies; confrontation between citizens and state; administration and town hall; voting; election campaigns; media; parliaments (from small country-side places to EU-Parliament at Strasbourg); ministries at Berlin; government-seat at Stuttgart; revolution. The photos were taken in Germany, Lithuania, Wales and Ukraine.

A web-based presentation related to the project is under construction.