Looking through this first book by renowned photo artist of today and Professor, Peter Bialobrzeski, is like taking a trip back in time to England of the early 1990s. Hartmann Publishing presents us an absolutely authentic contemporary document in captivating color bound in a book – a must-have with unusual motifs in light of the fact that Peter Bialobrzeski concentrated more on landscapes and architecture during his career.
He finished his studies at the Folkwang School, Essen, with a one year DAAD scholarship at the London College of Communication and this work in book form. It was created back then in a hand-bound, single issue, still completely analogue, using original photographs and was not publicly distributed. Now, 27 years and 20 book publications later, the first book by Peter Bialobrzeski is being published as a facsimile version of the original layout.
Coming from the booming economy of euphoric, post-unification Germany at the time, Bialobrzeski found a country with growing unemployment and depression. Margret Thatcher’s neo-liberal politics had left deep scars on the country and people. He wanted to capture the for him, as a child of the social market economy, unfamiliar class society of England in photographs. From our perspective today, the photos are documents marked by British color photography of the 1980s. Visible in some are already the ideas and concepts which would later make Bialobrzeski world-famous with books and exhibitions. (Neontigers, The Raw and the Cooked, Paradise Now, Heimat, Die Zweite Heimat, No Buddha in Suburbia etc.).
Peter Bialobrzeski’s work has been exhibited in Europe, the US, Asia, Africa, and Australia. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious World Press Photo Award (2003 and 2010) followed in 2012 by the Dr. Erich Salomon Award of the DGPH. He lectures at HBK Bremen.
29 × 23 cm, 96 pages, 48 illustrations in color, texts by Mick Brown and Peter Bialobrzeski, bound in cloth with embossed type and glued cover image, ISBN 978-3-96070-045-6.
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