Mannheim Vertical

“Nothing is more constant than change”

Horst Hamann, a Mannheimer in New York and a New Yorker in Mannheim. Hamann’s Vertical Vision is based on a 40-year “see- voyage” between his hometown of Mannheim and his adopted home of New York. The modern nomad has travelled the world, spending much of his professional life in New York. In 1991, Hamann turned his Linhof panorama camera 90 degrees for the first time. The rest is photographic history. Edition Panorama publishes “New York Vertical” in 1996. The photo book became an international bestseller and a cult book in New York. Hamann’s “Verticals” are considered a milestone in photography. Last year, Hamann opened “Gallery NY” on the former American Turley Barracks and installed the largest vertical photo archive in the world there as well as the first “Vertical CineMA”. For this project, Hamann returned to the city of his birth and examined the square-city for its vertical perspectives. Always with the fresh eye of an explorer. The result of his 15 years of observation can now be seen for the first time in the book “Mannheim Vertical” and in the exhibition “Here is Mannheim”.