April Gertler


Contemporary Photographers


For a fairly large variety of reasons, April Gertler’s work has some sentimental value for myself. First, she’s spending a lot of time in Frankfurt/Main, which is my favourite (not just German) city. Second, in some of the descriptions that go along with the photos she’s talking about her feelings as an expat - and I can very much relate to those. And lastly, while looking at the night-time photos I was reminded again of what I miss the most about Germany. It’s the way cities look at night: They’re using different lamps for the street lights. Whenever I’m in Germany, I have that “Oh, wow, you’re home again” feeling later at night when everything really looks so different.