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  • Roger Ballen

    Roger Ballen
    Photographs 1969 - 2009
    For more than 30 years now, American photographer Roger Ballen (born 1950) has been shooting portraits of the impoverished white population of rural South Africa. Likened to the work of master documentarians Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, Ballen's controversial photographs can be brutal, funny, tender and appalling. His day laborers and transients eek out a seemingly wretched existence in the country's so-called Platteland--a hermetically sealed world rarely captured on film. Ballen shoots exclusively in black and white, and portrays his subjects against the backdrop of their own living spaces, whose spartan interiors he transforms into claustrophobic, almost surrealistic stage sets, creating sculptural tableaux with wire, dilapidated furniture, animals and drawings. Published on the occasion of a retrospective at the Münchner Stadtmuseum, this monograph explores Ballen's extraordinarily expressive brand of photographic mythmaking.

    Beatrice Minda

    Beatrice Minda
    Innewelt. Rumanien Exil
    Beatrice Minda (born 1968) was a pupil of Katharina Sieverding at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Since 2003 she has been working on a series of photographs that explore the intertwined subjects of homeland, exile and collective identity as they manifest in the living spaces of Romanian migrants. The earliest photographs of these interiors were taken in Romania, the "atmospheres of the spaces in my childhood" (as the artist testifies). Other photographs were taken in Paris, Munich and Berlin, preferred destinations of twentieth-century Romanian migrants. In a third section, Minda photographed the shacks of Romanian migrant workers in the suburbs of Paris. This handsomely produced monograph is the first presentation of this wonderful series, along with an introduction by Ulrich Pohlmann and essays by art historian Felix Hoffmann and German-Romanian author Richard Wagner.

    Marchenstuberl

    Marchenstuberl
    One of the stars of fashion photography and one of its most resolute interpreters of beauty and fashion, Juergen Teller is known for disregarding conventions and pointing his camera behind the scenes of glamour to reveal models in all their personality and vulnerabiliy. Teller serves the world of the beautiful, but with a critical, personal eye. In his last book, More, he collaborated with supermodel Stephanie Seymour, photographing her in her three lavish homes, surrounded by her art collection, her home furnishings, her property and her unexpectedly hilarious, bare-all, exaggerated attitude. This examination of the private sphere led Teller to produce his most recent series, Marchenstberl, which explores his and his family's roots--literally. Taking his camera down into the basement of his parents' house, he photographed their wet bar, known among family members as the Marchenstberl ("fairy tale corner"). Intensely reminiscent and abstractly personal, Marchenstberl also contains selections from Teller's entire body of work, providing the first complete look at his multifaceted work.

    Das Portrait

    Das Portrait
    Fotografie Als Bühne - The Portrait -...
    Text by Peter Weiermair, Ulrich Pohlmann. Foreword by Gerald Matt.

  • Les Lieux du Non-Lieu

    Les Lieux du Non-Lieu
    Eine Bestandsaufnahme in der zeitgenossischen...

    The Essential Herbert List

    The Essential Herbert List
    Photographs 1930-1972
    Herbert List's photography has become part of the classical canon of 20th-century pictorial art. By their metaphysical and visual presence, his pictures are as familiar to us and as influential as de Chirico's visions are in painting. This monograph on List's oeuvre presents all phases of his creativity: the early fotografia metafisica; his Greece photographs blending Antiquity, Mediterranean light and Eros in visions of classical Hellas; his sensitive homoerotic pictures; his artist portraits of the 40s through to the 60s; and the human interest photography of his late work. Essays by noted authors explore List's particular interests and the photo-historic context of his oeuvre. A selection of List's own writings, a comprehensive chronology, a bibliography, a list of exhibitions, and a list of publications complete this lavish volume in reduced-size.

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