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Last Call: Achim Lippoth at Fahey/Klein Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: March 20, 2008

Apparently, Achim Lippoth is unfamiliar with the expression "Never work with children or animals."

The Cologne, Germany-based Lippoth has made photographing kids his career, and since 1995 he has published Kid's Wear, an international trend and style magazine for children's fashion. But rather than leaning on the clichés of innocence and cute sentimentality, Lippoth's photos portray childhood as a volatile, occasionally savage time (e.g., the picture below). In "Storytelling" -- a collection of staged images reminiscent of Natural History Museum dioramas now at L.A.'s Fahey/Klein Gallery -- Lippoth's favorite subjects are captured in heightened moments of conformity, camaraderie, tomfoolery and rage. Ends Sat.,

By The Los Angeles Times

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