Robin
Robin
Hinsch
Hinsch
WAHALA
WAHALA
WAHALA
WAHALA
WAHALA

Robin Hinsch

WAHALA 2020

18 Fine Art prints mounted on aluminum, framed, various formats; 1 book

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Vincent Kohlbecher, Prof. Ute Mahler

WAHALA

In “WAHALA” Robin Hinsch’s powerful images take us to hotspots of the exploitation of fossil fuels in India, Poland, Nigeria, and Germany. Images of ruthless exploitation, as apocalyptic as Dante’s Inferno, that are breathtakingly and overwhelmingly aesthetic. This is exactly where the photographer’s cunning lies: in the well-calculated mingling of the abominable and beautiful that has the irresistible charm of Sirens. This tactic is also used by the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky (born 1955) in his large-format industrial landscapes. Images of this sort must be seen and most of all heard, for the incessant overexploitation that is going on in such places serves the unimpeded continual growth of ruinous economic systems. Even more, it harms people who cannot participate in these riches. “WAHALA” is a journey to hell that will certainly not end in paradise for anyone.