Reading Time: 4 minutes Leica Leitz-Park celebrates photography with a wide roster of exhibitions, a newly renovated museum and multiple international awards
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Reading Time: 4 minutes The new monograph is a collection of images taken between Germany and Poland, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty that characterises the future of this troubled nation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes On 08 May 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies — the day which marked the…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Rafael Heygster and Helena Lea Manhartsberger’s collaborative project captures the surreal tensions created by the rapid normalisation of new rules and infrastructures
Reading Time: 2 minutes Nick Ballón’s four-minute film blends fact and fiction as he follows a group of alphorn players through a mountain range in Germany
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Reading Time: 4 minutes “I got into photography because I’m a little restless, and I liked that it was fast,” says Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn, who has just published her sixth book with Steidl, She Disappeared Into Complete Silence. Even so, the speed of photography haunted her, as Kuhn feared that her photographs would be consumed then discarded – like so many of the magazines she read and tossed away. “I wanted to stop time with photography,” she says. “That’s another reason I got into nudes, for the timeless aspect.”
She Disappeared Into Complete Silence is an experimental project shot in Acido Dorado, a reflective house in the middle of the Californian desert designed by American architect Robert Stone. Inside it are mirrored ceilings and walls, which refract sheets of golden desert light that flood the house. Here, Kuhn presents a solitary nude on the edge of the desert, removed from any symbols of time, creating “an abstraction of being,” and “a space where our mind resides”.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Felicia Honkasalo’s grandfather passed away in 2009, he left behind boxes full of rocks and minerals, and stacks of notes, sketches, and fading photographs. “No one else in the family wanted them,” says Honkasalo, who never got the opportunity to meet her grandfather, “I was really intrigued by it all, but I didn’t really know what to do with it at first”.
Honkasalo’s debut book, Grey Cobalt, is an attempt to construct imagined memories of her grandfather, who was a metallurgist during the Cold War in Finland as well as an avid cosmologist. Published by Loose Joints, the book release accompanies an exhibition at the Webber Gallery in London, which will run till 15 February.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Publications we loved, and the big news stories from the last month in photobooks, including American Winter by Gerry Johansson, Void’s Hunger project, and JA Mortram’s Small Town Inertia