Friday, September 3rd, 2021, 6 pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free.
Peter Bialobrzeski will explain his relationship to the city and to photography as a documentary practice. He will also comment on the frequently asked question about why there are no people in his pictures.
To set the mood for the talk, here is a quote from Daniele Muscionico, who once wrote in the NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) about the work of Peter Bialobrzeski: “He is the Albrecht Dürer of cities and modern times: the German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski portrays human habitats as the elder portrayed clergymen, princes or the life of the Madonna ... As a photographer, he is a participating observer and scientific contemporary witness. For what he portrays captures history and the moments in which it emerges and passes.”
The lecture will be held in German.
Peter Bialobrzeski studied politics and sociology and then worked as a local reporter in his hometown of Wolfsburg. After his studies in communication design with a focus on photography in Essen at the Folkwang University and in London at the London College of Communication, he began working for international magazines. Starting in the late 1990s he pursued publishing his projects in book form; in spring 2021 his 21st monograph was published. In 2002 Bialobrzeski was appointed professor of photography at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. In 2003 and 2010 he won a World Press Photo Award. In 2012 he was recieved with the Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Prize of the German Society for Photography. His books have been honored several times, among others with the German Photo Book Award and the special mention as being “One of the most beautiful German books”. His photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions on all five continents and can be found in numerous private and public collections. Peter Bialobrzeski lives in Hamburg.
Peter Bialobrzeski (Website)