Stefan Canham

Stefan Canham was born in England in 1968. He studied Film at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany and has been working free-lance on documentary photo and television projects since 1995. His work focuses on the usage of urban space, in particular on marginalized communities and forms of self-housing. In 2003 he was artist-in-residence at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus in Eckernförde, Germany. His photographic record of the mobile squatter culture in Germany was short-listed for the 3rd International Bauhaus Award 2004 and published under the title Bauwagen / Mobile Squatters by Peperoni Books (Berlin) in 2006. He has exhibited in Germany and abroad and contributed to journals like An Architektur (Berlin), Critical Planning (Los Angeles), and Sarai Reader (Delhi). From December 2007 to February 2008, he was artist-in-residence at Hong Kong’s Art and Culture Outreach, collaborating with Rufina Wu on Portraits from Above. The project won the 5th International Bauhaus Award 2008 (3rd Prize) and was published by Peperoni Books, Berlin. He lives in Hamburg.

Homepages: http://peperoni-books.de/portraits_from_above.htmlhttp://artforum.com.cn/angle/1701http://www.untitledmagazine.org/en/issue/2/48

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