After studying Photography at universities in Germany and Great Britain along with maintaining a continuous artistic and applied occupation in Photography, Professor Danner has acquired expertise in different areas of Photography such as Commercial Photography, Artistic Photography, Editorial Photography, and Photography History. Professor Danner has completed ten years of teaching and since 2016 heads the international program for Photography at the UE in Berlin. He accompanies his seminars with empathy, a wealth of methods, a strong theoretical foundation and shares his own enthusiasm for the medium of photography with the students. His network of contacts with universities, curators, artists, and industry is an integral part of his teaching and uses it to offer accompanying guest lectures, collaborations, excursions and visits to galleries, museums, and trade fairs.Portfolio
In CRITICAL MASS, Michael Danner documents the architecture, everyday routine, and security systems of all 17 German nuclear power plants, as well as the radioactive waste repository Asse II and the Gorleben exploratory mine. High hopes and deep skepticism have accompanied the use of nuclear power up to the present day. In the euphoric mood that prevailed in the 1950s, everything seemed possible; people took part in an unprecedented economic upswing and found nuclear energy to be a fascinating technology of the future. But in the 1980s the optimism of the years of boom gave way to a skepticism that was further fueled by the catastrophic nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Anti-nuclear activism has now shaped the political consciousness of a whole generation. And the disaster in Fukushima in 2011 heralded yet a new era in the debate – it seems that a nuclear phase-out in the medium-term is now inevitable. However, the issue of the final disposal of radioactive waste is still unresolved.
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Published by Kehrer
17×23 cm, 288 pages, Hardcover