Together & Alone
For most of his adult life, Karlheinz Weinberger worked in a warehouse and shared an apartment with his mother. Weinberger taught himself photography to escape the monotony of his daily life. In the 1950s, he turned his lens toward gangs of wayward Swiss youths known as halbstarke—“young rebels”: a broad term encompassing everything from rockers to bikers to misfits and all other manners of outlaws.
On view at Situations, "Together & Alone" features a selection of Weinberger's halbstarke images, as well as lesser-seen solo portraits of men Weinberger took in his home studio from the late 1950s to the mid-’70s.
Karlheinz Weinberger, St. Petersinsel, 1964. 2.17 x 2.17 inches. © Karlheinz Weinberger Stiftung, Zurich, Courtesy Artist Resources Management, New York.