Esra Klein, Curator, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Esra Klein is a curator and photographer with experience in researching and preparing exhibitions in museums and galleries. During her documentary photography studies, she co-curated exhibitions with other students for Istanbul Modern and BauArt Gallery, Istanbul, as well as the Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism 2012 in Hanover. As a photographer at the daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany, she gained experience in picture editing for print media.
Since 2018 she is an assistant curator with Celina Lunsford at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, a center dedicated to the international photographic arts and related media. Here she has worked on the triennal RAY Fotografieprojekte, the exhibitions PICTURE LANGUAGES.PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA, and Graciela Iturbide’s first retrospective in Germany.
Esra Klein is interested in photographs that evoke emotions within the viewer and tell stories, both from a conceptual and journalistic point of view.
Klein speaks English, German, and Turkish.
Andrea Horvay, Curatorial Assistant, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Andrea Horvay is a curatorial assistant at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF), where she consults with Celina Lunsford in researching dynamic contemporary and historical projects that have not been seen in Germany for exhibition at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, the FFF Academy or for the RAY triennial. From 2013 to 2015 she supported the programme of FFF as press officer, and also helped organise the FFF Academy, selecting a programme of lectures, discussions and workshops with international experts. She was the managing editor for the international photography triennial RAY Fotografieprojekte Rhein/Main publication, based in Frankfurt and held at the FFF.
From 2009 to 2011 she worked at Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf in the department of exhibition management. Horvay has written essays about 20th century art and photography, including about Rhine Art Scene, Arnulf Rainer, Daniel Spoerri, Thomas Struth, and ZERO. As an art historian specialising in photography, her MA concentrated on the photo collages of David Hockney.
In particular, she is looking for themes that deal with youth, ideologies and biographical issues.
Horvay speaks English and German.