Architecture photography: the Mainz synagogue in the evening light

Photographed, it has been in the ten years since the inauguration often enough. Finally, it is according to the plans of the Daniel Libeskind-influenced archite

Architecture photography: the Mainz synagogue in the evening light

Photographed, it has been in the ten years since the inauguration often enough. Finally, it is according to the plans of the Daniel Libeskind-influenced architect Manuel heart shaped new Mainz synagogue that stands out as a cast lettering from the quiet perimeter block development of the new town, to a remarkable building. An Ensemble was formed from five over-sized Hebrew letters, which, taken together, the Jewish-liturgical concept of "Kedushah". This in turn means as much as a blessing or a healing.

Markus Schug

correspondent Rhein-Main Süd.

F. A. Z.

While the majority of viewers have access only short to the Smartphone, one of the most interesting of Mainz buildings to photograph, the photographer Markus Georg Reintgen time to catch the right Moment. In September 2014, the resultant black-and-white photographs has made since an accident on the wheelchair dependent artist according to the information provided with the "maximum reduced technical equipment".

He used a Adox Golf roll film camera from the fifties with a single, simple 50 mm lens. Two of his works – the "light of the Diaspora" and the photo couple "shofar" – a gift to the photographer depicted in a similar way before the town hall and parts of the Rhine river, now in the city.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 06:20

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