2012

Helga Paris: Fotografie

Helga Paris: Fotografie

Helga Paris (born in 1938 in Goleniów, Poland) occupies an outstanding position in German photography. Her oeuvre exhibits the poetry of a Henri Cartier-Bresson as well as the austerity of an August Sander or Renger-Patzsch. Paris, who has lived in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin since 1966, has chronicled the long history of postwar East Germany. For more than three decades…
Elisabeth Sunday: Grace

Elisabeth Sunday: Grace

Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life. She has traveled alone and lived among various original peoples who amidst a changing world, have clung tenaciously to traditional ways of life. From the hunter-gatherers dwelling in the primeval forests of the Congo Basin, to the nomadic tribes…
Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

During apartheid, Jurgen Schadeberg worked for the leading “black” publications of the time. This way he had access to the likes of a young activists, like the lawyer, named Nelson Mandela. Iconic pictures of many future South African leaders followed. Judge Albie Sachs, an ANC operative who lost an arm in an attack by the security police, says of this…
Martin Stavars: MEGALOPOLIS

Martin Stavars: MEGALOPOLIS

This book is a compilation of photographs from fourteen megacities: Dubai, Incheon, Seoul, Busan, Chongqing, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. Revealing the complicated nature of the world’s largest metropolises is the ultimate challenge undertaken in Megalopolis. In his photographs, Martin Stavars attempts to grasp this complexity and the networks of intertwined spatial relationships of…
Roger Ballen: Animal Abstraction

Roger Ballen: Animal Abstraction

Animal Abstraction collects one body of work by photographer Roger Ballen (born 1950). Enigmatic, beautiful and often disturbing, these black-and-white photographs are staged in desolate interiors where humans interact with animals to create mysterious tableaux that reflect Ballen’s fascination with the animal kingdom. Roger Ballen Animal Abstraction Publisher: Reflex Editions (2012) ISBN-13: 978-9071848001 Hardcover: 100 pages Order the book: www.rogerballen.com/animal-abstraction
Chris McCaw: Sunburn

Chris McCaw: Sunburn

The photographs of Chris McCaw (born 1971) are produced with various hand-built view cameras as big as 30 by 40 inches, which are equipped with large aerial lenses designed to allow a maximum amount of light to pass through. Using large paper negatives, McCaw makes very long exposures ranging from several hours to a full day, which result in solarized…
Yusuf Sevincli: Good Dog

Yusuf Sevincli: Good Dog

Yusuf Sevincli’s book Good Dog made as a tribute to the legendary Daido Moriyama’s 1971 image Stray Dog but it is also the locals’ nickname for the neighborhood in Istanbul in which Sevincli lives. I love the scratched-up blown-out surface, the nearly dead cockroach, a punk’s shredded tights and a fly on a super-grainy window. It has stark, raw images…