The enthusiasm and curiosity for the foreign country mingled with a subliminal feeling of fear and threat.
The pictures show a magical winter wonderland, a deserted, pristine snowy landscape with beautifully sprouted trees, that emerge, individually or in groups, filigree, snow-covered and delicate green on the branches from the soft white and gray surroundings. So it seems - but it is not that simple.» more Following HONG KONG TRILOGY and HONG KONG FLORA, SEATING ARRANGEMENTS is the third of a total of 9 volumes in which Michael Wolf celebrates the diverse aspects of street life in Hong Kong and the improvisational skills of the urban residents. Shift Brazil 14/16 deals in words and pictures with the processes of social and urban change in Brazil before the upcoming mega sport events, the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016.» more Hong Kong´s rich vernacular culture is the subject of many works by Michael Wolf.Irina Ruppert came from Kazakhstan to Germany with her family at the age of seven. » more Germany and Vietnam are connected by a special history.Both countries were separated for a long time, both are reunited again nowadays.In his long career as photo-journalist Thomas Hoepker has travelled the world and photographed many dramatic situations for newspapers and magazines. Ilaria Turba deals with the archives of her Italian family, with pictures dating from 1870 to the present time. On November 26, 1987, the Krupp Stahl AG announced plans to close down the steelmill Rheinhausen in the Ruhr area, Germany.
But he also had an eye for crazy, curious and funny moments and encounters, that we have compiled in this splendid picture book.» more Transumanza, or transhumance, is an ancient tradition in Lombardy. Accompanied by helpers, dogs and donkeys, they lead 1,000 or more sheep from flatland to the mountains in spring, and back to the flat land in autumn.» more From my family photographic archive from 1870s until now. It was the beginning of a long labor dispute with numerous partly spectacular actions to preserve the iron and steel plant, that had been founded in 1897» mehr Andreas Trogisch has once again immersed into the quarry of his archives and returned with another big chunk. The book combines two series he photographed in the streets of East Berlin just before and shortly after the fall of the wall.» read more ›Hong Kong Rubber Boots and Shoes‹ is the seventh volume from Michael Wolf’s series of books about Hong Kong’s Back Alleys, two more books will follow to complete the tremendous cycle.
And now ›Bottrop-Ebel 76‹ which is quite a different story.
As a student Michael Wolf has photographed the series in 1976 in the small coal-mining village in the Ruhr-District, Germany and submitted it for the exam to his teacher Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule in Essen - at that time as a classical social documentation sorted by categories such as ›building types‹, ›working population‹, ›youngsters‹ or ›festivities and associations‹.
They all brought a piece of Germany to Vietnam and preserve the long-time relationship to Germany on the most different levels.
» more With "Tokyo Compression" Michael Wolf struck a nerve.
The trees look healthy with their green crowns in bright sunlight against a pale blue sky. » more Michael Wolf continues his celebration of Hong Kong vernacular culture with ›Small God, Big City‹, drawing attention again to overlooked objects in this visually rich and dense urban environment.» more Today, death has mostly vanished from public perception.