Michael Schmidt - Irgendwo


  • Michael Schmidt - Irgendwo
  • Michael Schmidt - Irgendwo

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  •  Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2005
  • Hardcover
  • 1st Edition
  • Used: Near Fine

'Photography is a bastardized form of art,' says veteran German photographer Michael Schmidt, known for his seminal black-and-white images of Berlin in the '70s and '80s. Irgendwo - 'Somewhere' - a beautifully produced new book, looks at present-day Germany in the intriguing shades of grey that are the artist's trademark. 'I consider my brand of black and white photography to be colour photography,' says Schmidt in the excellent interview (in English and German) in the book. 'Actually, I consider grey to be a colour.the colour of differentiation, as weird as that many sound.' The book also explores the notion of a 'series' of photographs, and poses important questions about how images can stand alone, and how they change their meaning in the context of the order in which they are displayed or published. Another important publication from one of Germany's most respected contemporary Michael Schmidt, born 1945, died 2014, was the first german photographer who got a solo exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art/New York (1996)photographers. Hardcover with jacket. 29.2 x 24.5 cm. 139 pages with black & white photos. Near fine copy, dust jacket in fine condition, pages are clean and the book feels as new, very faint yellowing on lead and end pages due to paper type, all photographic pages are clean and bright.

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