The photographs in the Bosch photo exhibition were taken by photographer Rainer Horn. They were taken in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
In the early 2000s, Wynwood was a desolate, run-down neighborhood of Miami known for abandoned department stores and high crime. Then along came Tony Goldman, an American real estate agent with a lot of money and even more imagination. Instead of condemned department stores, he saw huge painting areas for graffiti artists from all over the world. In early 2009, the Wynwood Walls were born. The walls of six department stores had become painting surfaces on which unique, often completely unexpected art flourished on a gigantic scale.
Meanwhile, the Wynwood Walls launched an art movement of historic proportions. They have elevated street art to a genre respected and admired by artists and art lovers from around the world. It is a celebration of creativity that inspires wonder and reflection. Now, over 70 artists from 20 nations have painted walls covering nearly 8,000 square feet.
Department stores have become artists' studios and Wynwood has become an artists' district with many galleries, bars and restaurants. With its energy and joie de vivre, the street life of Wynwood is a unique experience.
Wynwood street art is ephemeral, as the walls are regularly painted over by new artists.
The Bosch Photo Exhibition
The photo exhibition is located on the ground floor of the new building between Borsig-, Krupp- and Siemensstraße, which was completed in 2017. The building is part of the new IT Campus Feuerbach, the headquarters of Bosch IT worldwide.
On the approximately 11,000-square-meter site, all IT disciplines - from IT consultants and software developers to customer service and data center operations - work hand in hand with the Bosch divisions on innovative IT solutions. A modern working environment offers attractive conditions for a wide variety of work situations.
Photos: Rainer Horn