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16 Feb 2012

Paul Gerhard Diez – Travelling Across the USA

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Paul Gerhard Diez - Reise durch die USA

On the cover of Paul Gerhard Diez’ “Travelling Across the USA“, published in 2011 by Books & Booklets, welcomes us a brief summary of what happens instead of a cover image. Who, when, where, what, how? Journalistic accuracy in 103 words with the final sentence: “After 15,065 miles on the road.”

What kind of person, in the summer of 1954 twentyfive years old, is taking a ten-week tour through the U.S. and travels over 15000 miles? He takes pictures on slide film, shows them much later to his family and provides brief comments of almost lexical precision.

Fifty-six years later, in autumn 2010, his son Georg Diez decides at the age of forty-one years to make a book from these images and appends an essay. This was one year one year after the death of his father. more…

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09 Feb 2012

James Clancy – Border Country

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James Clancy -  Borderland

In the preface to his book “Border Country” (published 2011 by Kehrer) speaks the Berlin-based photographer James Clancy about his personal term of a borderland as a recurring internal state, for which he searches equivalents in the real world.

Dark, desolate and stripped of their color are Clancy’s deserted imageries. Most strongly affects the borderlands where nature meets in subjective photographs a morbid beauty where humans aren’t visible, but nonetheless a human absence is significant. Trees, branches, the trace of a path, a fern. Not more. Herein seen nature becomes a psychological inner world which is eerie, ominous, but also beautiful. more…

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02 Feb 2012

Ute Behrend – The Last Year of Childhood

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Ute Behrend – The Last Year of Childhood

When does the childhood end? This question is not so easy to answer. For entry into the adult world there is no fixed date. Does childhood end when we realize that our parents are not omnipotent gods? When we realize that everything is finite and we are mortal ourselves? Or only when we forget what it is to be a child?

Ute Behrend traces in her book “The Last Year of Childhood” the conflicting emotions of this transition (published 2011 by POWERSHOVEL.BOOKS). In one moment you look impatient and longingly into the future, then wistfully back to the past and just a moment later you lose yourself totally in the present. more…

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19 Jan 2012

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The book “KILL YOUR DARLINGS” presents nineteen works by twenty photographers, curated and edited by Ute Noll. The photographers represented in the book have studied at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen with Peter Bialobrzeski between 2005 and 2011.

The landscape format soft cover can be flipped comfortable and features a cross-section of young photography from Germany. The end of the book offers an interview by Ute Noll with Peter Bialobrzeski and provides information about his teaching.

Noticeable is a broad distribution in style and topics of the presented work. Once analytical documentary, once artistically reflexive, then staged and abstract – anything goes. In this respect the openness of teaching, expressed in the interview with Bialobrzeski, becomes visible. more…

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12 Jan 2012

Benedikt Steinmetz – Von Amts Wegen

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Benedikt Steinmetz – Von Amts Wegen

Benedikt Steinmetz was kind enough to send me his latest book “von Amts wegen” (Officially) dedicated to the municipal offices of his hometown Saarbruecken.
From the social services department up to the building inspection office Steinmetz shows us official facades in high-contrast black and white images. Sometimes bleak, sometimes monotonous, sometimes repellent, but always with a high recognition value, he photographs what is unavoidable to every German: the administrative office. more…

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13 Oct 2011

Guido Guidi – A New Map of Italy

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Guido Guidi - A New Map of Italy

Guido Guidi’s “A New Map of Italy” seems to be one of the more interesting photo books of the year. Maybe something for the Christmas wish list…

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05 Oct 2011

Mona Lisas of the Suburbs @ Meier & Müller

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Mona Lisas of the Suburbs  @ Meier & Müller

The series “Mona Lisas of the Suburbs by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, already featured here, has been published now by Meier and Mueller.

“For their project ‘Mona Lisas of the suburbs’ Ute and Werner Mahler photographed young women in transition, who are living between city and countryside, between being a child and being a woman. Thirty of these portraits have been selected for a book that is now being published by Meier and Mueller.”

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09 Jun 2011

Misha de Ridder – DUNE

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Misha de Ridder - DUNE

“In DUNE, Misha de Ridder unveils natural scenes so estranged and mysterious that they could be described as unreal realities. Lushly presented in this limited-edition artist book, De Ridder’s precise and highly detailed photographs call to mind Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century and Romantic Era.”

Lay Flat recently published the artist book “DUNE” by Misha de Ridder. Lay Flat is an independent publisher of limited edition photography books and multiples, founded in 2009 by photographer Shane Lavalette.

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11 Apr 2011

Reflector 3 – Yearbook of the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund

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Reflektor 3 - Jahrbuch der Fachhochschule Dortmund

The Reflector 3 is the current yearbook of the Department of Design of the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund. 105 works of the students are presented in a lavish Box.

In addition there are interviews and essays by and with Paul Rand, Catalogtree, Eike König, Wolf Lotter, Jan von Holleben, Thomas Schostok, Joachim Funke and Ralf Bohn, a DVD with 25 selected films, as well as a poster, which provides information on internal events.

The reflector 3 has been published end of last year by the Druckverlag Kettler.

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