Martin Langer was born and raised in Göttingen. After an Apprenticeship as a radio and television technician he began studying photo design. He majored in photojournalism at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, graduating with Prof. Heinemann.
Since 1992 he has been based in Hamburg as a freelance photographer for magazines, publishers, agencies and direct customers. His focus is on news feature, social reporting, travel and photo satire in everyday social life. He has carried out multiple teaching assignments in Berlin and Bielefeld, as well as ongoing personal projects.
About the book:
The 80s were not that long ago, but optically a lot has changed. Martin Langer’s black-and-white photographs illustrate everyday life from the early 1980s in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region, focusing on the towns of Bielefeld, Detmold, Herford, Gütersloh and Paderborn, as well as the forests and meadows in between. In his street photography practice, Langer documents the ordinary occurrences, alongside the unexpected moments, of everyday life.
Book title: DAS LAND DES LÄCHELNS
Photographer: Martin Langer
Design: Stefan Küstner
Editing: Oliver Seltmann, Martin Langer
Publisher: Seltmann Publishers
21 × 24 cm, 108 pages