For many years Till Mayer has been going on his “dark journeys”. About 80, long (photo) reports, many exhibitions, and several books resulted from this effort. In his recent book, “Dark Journeys”, his most personal book so far, he now provides us with information about the background and emotions of his research trips. His reports on war, courage, dignity and human borderline situations take us to 13 different countries from Columbia via the Congo and Gaza up to Nepal, from the South of Sudan up to the Czech Republic and again and again to Ukraine.ORDER A BOOK
New Publication: Dark Journeys
Winter in Lviv
The multi-media rescue operation “Winter in Lviv” is making waves. 120’000 Euros have been collected so far. These donations guarantee the continuation of the Red Cross nurses’ work in Lviv, Ukraine. This means, the pensioners living in poverty will not be let down. The film “Winter in Lviv” is in the main focus of this campaign. The film was made by Till Mayer (director & camera) with Pirmin Styrnol (director), Hendrik Steffens (camera & cut), Maik Styrnol (music, sound & web-design) and Dustin Hemmerlein (camera & cut). “Winter in Lviv” won the Coburg Media Award 2018 and was elected “Best Documentary”, both at the film festival “React Short Film Festival” (Italy) and “Porto7” (Portugal).MOVIE WEBSITE
Till Mayer regularly visits the Donbas (East-Ukraine) battle zone. With Ukrainian photographer, Oles Kromplias, he documents the everyday life of the soldiers and civilians along the trenches. The outcome has been the production of several reports for Spiegel-Online and different publications. The two men often do not share their political and ideological perception. What unites them is that they both want to remind us with their camera of the consequences of a worldwide forgotten conflict. They want to show the destinies of the people who have to survive at the frontline.TO THE ARTICLE
Conflict and war cast long shadows. They leave behind them bodily and emotional damage. They steal lives, futures and hope. The exhibition and book “Barrier:Zones” follows the lives of people whose fortunes were shaped or determined by conflict. Some of the wars finished decades ago, others still claim new victims today. Those portrayed are people with disabilities, fighting to lead dignified lives, each and every day. In the Gaza Strip, in refugee camps, in Congo, in the Ukraine, in the villages of Uganda, Vietnam and Laos. But also refugees in Germany and victims of war trauma in the U.S. Their lives are zones of barriers.