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Rinko Kawauchi on press at Mart.Spruijt in The Netherlands.

The designer Hans Gremmen talks about working with Rinko Kawauchi on her new book Ametsuchi on Aperture’s blog.

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, War Primer 2

War Primer 2 is a limited edition book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable publication War Primer (Libris, 1998). The original was published in German in 1955 under the title Kriegsfibel.

War Primer 2 was published by MACK in 2011 and sold out immediately. While War Primer was concerned with images of the Second World War, War Primer 2 updates Brecht’s piece with images of the conflict generated by both sides of the so-called “War on Terror”.

War Primer 2 was produced in the artists’ studio in a limited edition of 100 copies, applying silkscreen and offset printed images to 100 copies of a 1998 edition (Libris, London) of Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 War Primer. This digital version combines critical and academic essays about War Primer with a screen based rendition of the artist’s book.

You can download the digital version here.


Friday, 25 May 2012 . 7 – 12 pm:
Opening . Bar . DJ . Presentations

Saturday, 26 May 2012 . 12 am – 12 pm:

Lecture . 1 pm
Developing the Photobook
Markus Schaden

Live Presentations . Book signings . 2-8 pm
Maxwell Anderson, Götz Diergarten, Sibylle Fendt, Charles Freger, Jörg Gläscher, Peter Granser, Tanja Lazetic, EJ Major, Birthe Pionthek, Joachim Schmid, Andreas Schmidt, David Schulz, Anne Schwalbe, Hans Martin Sewcz, Erik Steinbrecher, Elisabeth Tonnard, Andreas Weinand, Mariken Wessels, Rosemarie Zens, Tobias Zielony, Rafal Milach

Panel discussion . 2:30 pm
The future of the photo book and its publishing culture
with Yannick Bouillis (Offprint Paris), Bruno Ceschel (Self Publish, Be Happy), Markus Schaden (Schaden.com), Jan Wenzel (Spector Books)
Moderation Charlotte Cotton (London/UK)

Lecture . 5 pm
Internet is the new artist book
Yannick Bouillis

Lecture . 7 pm
Self Publish, Be Happy
Bruno Ceschel

Curated Tables
EJ Major (London/UK), Preston is my Paris (London/UK), Andreas Schmidt (London/UK), David Schulz (New York/USA), Ofer Wolberger (New York/USA)

Concert . 8:30 pm
The Say Highs . DJ Discover

Photobook Slam . 10 pm
by Julia Ossko and Britney Anne Majure

C/O Berlin
Oranienburger Straße 35
10117, Berlin

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© Christian Patterson, “A Crowd Gathers (Verso)”, from the series “Redheaded Peckerwood”

Christian Patterson discusses his project and book Redheaded Peckerwood in conjunction with the Crime Unseen exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Watch the video here. Take also a look at the recently expanded selection of images on Christian’s website.

„As long as it photographs / It must be camera“ is a new double publication by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs.

It deals with thoughts on the endless (im)possibilities of the photographic picture making process and the problems and solutions of the DIY camera community.

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, As Long As It Photographs / It Must Be A Camera
Book presentation
January 26, 2012 from 7 to 10pm
Motto Berlin

The exhibition presents 40 photobooks produced and published in Latin America between 1921 and 2012.

Foto/Gráfica: A New History of the Latin-American Photobook
Curator : Horacio Fernandez
Advisory committee : Marcelo Brodsky, Iata Cannabrava, Lesley Martin, Martin Parr, Ramon Reverté
January 20 – April 08 2012
Le Bal, Paris

Transitions is an international collaboration looking at the changing city of Rochester, NY (USA), a former company town dealing with urban sprawl, new concepts of city planning, high unemployment rates and poverty. How does a city deal with transition? Urban development in America is often seen as exemplary for coming developments in Europe.

Transitions (so far) includes the work of Theo Baart (NL), Jason Bernagozzi (USA), FUA Krew (USA), Gregory Halpern (USA), Cary Markerink (NL), Juliana Muniz (USA) Oscar Palacio (CO), Andrea Stultiens (NL) and Dan Varenka (USA). The project is a collaboration between Visual Studies Workshop and FOTODOK. Partners in the project are the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

From “No Destiny” by Gregory Halpern

From “Inner Loop” by Cary Markerink

Transitions-Rochester 2010-2012

Set of six cahiers
Design: Kummer and Herrman
Published by Visual Studies Workshop and FOTODOK

Erik van der Weijde, Bonsai

Erik van der Weijde’s latest publication ‘Bonsai’ can be considered as an extension of his book ‘Der Baum’ (The Tree) published in 2010, wich was a remake of a German book of the 1930′s with the same title. Like ‘Der Baum’ also ‘Bonsai’ is a personal reflection about the book as an object. The images are re-photographed from a book on bonsai trees found in a Japanese flea market during Erik’s residency period in Tokyo, where he studied Japanese Photobooks.

Erik van der Weijde. Bonsai
32 pages, b/w offset print with varnish
17x24cm, dust jacket
black wire stitched

© Ute and Werner Mahler, from the series “Monalisen der Vorstädte”

“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.
To produce the body of work, the Mahlers spent three years traveling across Europe, meeting their “Mona Lisas” in Liverpool, Minsk, Florence, Reykjavik and Berlin. Going to the suburbs, they waited for girls that had something mysterious and timeless in their faces. They portrayed them in their own surroundings, between buildings and meadows, with an equipment used mostly in old photo studios: a plate camera, a black cloth, a tripod and a stool with a head rest. The girls took a seat on this stool and hinted at a smile, just like the model in the famous Renaissance painting.” (Meier und Müller)

The project “Monalisen der Vorstädte” has been published by Meier und Müller in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Ute and Werner Mahler, Monalisen der Vorstädte
Opening: Friday, November 4, 2011 from 6 to 9pm
November 5, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin