Targeting people - German photojournalist Herlinde Koelbl
Since the 1980s German photojournalist Herlinde Koelbl has got people talking about difficult issues. From the plight of refugees to the aging body, and how politics change a person's physique. She's also renowned for her portraits including 26 years of photographing the notoriously private German Chancellor Angela Merkel - from her early years as a shy young politician to now. Merkel is part of a series, 'Traces of Power'. Koelbl is regarded as a pioneer of photojournalism - often doing in depth interviews of her subjects. She's in Auckland as a guest of the city's Festival of Photography, showing recent work of soldiers in different countries - images of how the enemy is portrayed to soldiers during military target practice.