Book signing with Kovi Konowiecki

Thursday 14 July 2022 18:00 – 21:00 

Please join us Thursday, July 14 as we welcome Kovi Konowiecki for a book signing of “and in its place, another” published by Deadbeat Club. 
“As the title of Kovi Konowiecki’s debut monograph – and in its place, another – reminds us, we are always and forever subject to the twin certitudes of transience and change. As is the artist, who has moved back and forth between California, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, all of which places are part of the fabric of this sprawling, unscripted book. 

Here we are confronted with the geographical and emotional margins of society and the mind: the external and internal boundaries that inhibit both human movement and human potential. The photographs portray individuals and communities that exist in a liminal space between belonging and abandonment, many of which exert feelings of desolation.

But what might seem on the surface political is made intensely personal through Konowiecki’s purposeful reliance on emotional connections in the pictures rather than specific relationships of place or subject. As he says, this work comes as a “happy accident, inspired by the frequent travels that nourished a sharp eye for the liminal types of communities to which I am drawn: people I have met in my wanderings, passersby in the street, a horse trained in a small Arab village, and untended gardens.”

The “unscripted” nature of the work has an impact on the form of the book, in particular in the variety of genres and colors, from landscape photography to portraiture and from black and white to color. The various forms of expression serve as ways to materialize the ideas at the core of the project and to break down barriers or restrictions within the photographic medium.”


Analogue Bookmaking Workshop with Tomasz Laczny

Saturday and Sunday 25-26 June 2022 

The aim of this 2 day intensive studio workshop is to explore ideas about photobooks and create draft of handmade photobook dummy. We will be focusing on the following aspects of book making: editing, sequencing, designing, bookbinding.

Participants are required to send by email about 20-30 pictures as well as text describing their project. Before the workshop the project will be discussed to find the best design solution for developing it later. The aim is that each participant will finish the workshop with a physical draft dummy which could be developed further. We will also cover some technical aspects of making books with some practical exercises. This is an all-analogue workshop so participants are required to bring a set of images in 3 different sizes which will be used for editing as well as developing a dummy. Participants will be asked to bring their own tools.

Cost: 250 euro

Number of participants: max 9

To read more information and sign up visit


Nikita Teryoshin “Animal Escape Plan” Zine Release

Thursday 19 May 19:00 – 21:00

Join us on Thursday, May 19 for the release of Nikita Teryoshin’s newest zine “Animal Escape Plan” from 7-9pm.
“According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, roughly 760 million livestock was slaughtered in 2019. A microscopic number of these animals manages to escape the statistic every year, sometimes in adventurous ways.Most farm animal breeds up for slaughter and harvest have been developed by farmers and scientists over decades for efficiency’s sake. And this has left deep scars on the animal’s mental and physical health. Cows are dehorned because it reduces bruising to other cows and injury towards farmers. Cows can live up to 20 years, but most only ever live between 5-6 years. Caged in automated cowsheds and perpetually observed by machines, they will never get to see or touch the green meadows which adorn their milk packages. The cow‘s ability to bear calves and produce the expected amount of milk is a matter of life and death for them.
Ducks can‘t reproduce by themselves anymore. The ability to hatch eggs has been bred out because it is no longer required, and they are only harvested for their meat. Sheep grow endless wool, and won’t survive without the constant shearing from humans. And bulls’ legs are too thin to carry their overweight bodies.
Most of these animals never reach their average lifespan. They are usually slaughtered in an abattoir or die due to illnesses.
During the 2021, I travelled across Germany and Austria to meet these special escapees like; Ferdinand, Hanni, Wolfgang, Joey, Halla and many more, collecting their stories and capturing their personalities.”


Alec Soth at MACK Berlin / Bildband

Wednesday 4 May 2022 17:00–21:00

We are excited to announce a special evening with Alec Soth in Berlin, celebrating his remarkable career and the significant books at the heart of his practice.

This will also be the first opportunity to see Gathered Leaves Annotated, which collects every page from five of Soth’s most famous books overlaid with intimate hand-written annotations, notes, and supplementary images.

Please join us for the chance to learn more about the work of Alec Soth and to meet the artist in person. It will also be a chance to browse recent MACK titles including those with Stephen Shore, Justine Kurland, Thomas Demand, Wendy Ewald, Paul Graham, Jess T. Dugan, and Gerry Johansson.

Alec Soth will give a short introductory talk at 7 p.m.

‘There are other words for Soth’s strategy – poetry, for one, or punk. Nothing is harder than making it look easy.’ David O’Neill, Bookforum

Ticket information:

Tickets allow entry during the given time slot. From 18:00 onwards, books bought in the store will be able to be signed by Alec. Anyone wishing to sign books bought elsewhere, please come between 17:00 – 18:00.

Tickets can be reserved here:



10 Years dienacht Celebration & Pop-up Exhibition

7 April 2022 7PM – 9PM

Bildband is thrilled to host dienacht Publishing on April 7 for a book presentation and signing from 19:00-21:00. Artist, Dinaya Waeyaert will present her book “Come Closer” and have an artist talk at 19:30. The evening will include a pop-up exhibition by dienacht artists! Prints, books and special editions will be available for purchase.

Artists showing work in the pop-up exhibition include Josh Kern, Sergiy Lebedynskyy, Katarzyna Mazur and Dinaya Waeyaert.

Come Closer is about my love for a woman, her name is Paola. We fell in love four years ago. Ever since, I have felt the urge to photograph her every day. As part of this series you will find mostly colour and black-and-white 35mm pictures accompanied by polaroids, notes and contact sheets, but it also features videos. The work feels like an intimate conversation between her and me. I am an observer trying to grasp every playful moment, every moment of connection.” – Dinaya Waeyaert

dienacht Publishing is an independent photobook publisher from Leipzig, whose aim is to showcase carefully selected photographers through a limited circulation of beautifully produced books. “die Nacht” means “night” and we do seek everything hidden, shadowed, underground. In order to shed light and turn it into a photobook.


Sirkhane DARKROOM – i saw the air fly

25th August – 14th September 2021

In Southeastern Turkey, just kilometres from the Syrian border, is Sirkhane: a mobile darkroom which travels from village to village teaching children how to shoot, develop, and print their own photographs. Led by Serbest Salih, a young photographer and Syrian refugee, the darkroom is founded on a fundamental belief in photography as a universal and therapeutic language, and encourages children living in the area — many of whom are themselves refugees from Syria and Iraq — to experiment with the medium as both a form of play and a means of understanding the world around them.

We are proud to host this exhibition of prints made by the children themselves, sent straight to us from Serbest in Turkey.


Miron Zownir – Romania Raw

2nd – 31st October 2020

We are proud to host Miron Zownir again, this time as part of the European Month of Photography 2020, and together with Pogo Books – presenting his new work ‘Romania Raw’

This beautiful Riso print limited edition of 120 is made entirely in-house by Pogo Books in Berlin 


Michael Wolf – Cheung Chau Sunrises

4th March – 2nd April 2019

From his home on Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau shore, Wolf has been photographing sunrises for the past two years, from 5:30am to 7:30am each morning. The fascinating shots of these timeless and as well transient natural spectacles, appear as a contrast to the previous work of Michael Wolf, which addressed the lack of space and the adaptation to economic conditions in large cities. In the context of his socio-critical work, Wolfs Discovery of Heaven and the Horizon is to be understood as a draft of freedom, in a place that is synonymous with extreme working and living conditions.



Sebastian Wells – Utopia

19th January – 27th February 2019

In his project Utopia, Wells examines the global phenomenon of refugee camps as permanent temporary measures – as large as a city and providing a universal humanitarian order and control. The work took him to seven countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Valery Faminsky – Berlin V.1945

12th May – 12th July 2018

Valery Faminsky, photographer in the Red Army, documented from April to August 1945 the care of wounded soldiers in Berlin for the medical authorities.
In addition to this work, he also made many impressive shots of the destroyed city, their population and the everyday life of the Russian troops. Owing to his army accreditation, Faminsky could move freely in the city, becomes a real eyewitness. His personal and humanistic view distinguishes his photographs from most other staged propaganda pictures of the first postwar weeks in Berlin.
At the beginning of August 1945, Faminsky was demobilised and returned to Moscow. Faminsky’s pictures from Berlin were neither reprinted nor issued and remained unknown, until the Moscow photographer Arthur Bondar discovered the pictures and acquired the archive in 2016. He very quickly recognised the unique historical significance and the quality of Valery Faminsky’s work and published a book of Faminsky’s pictures in 2017.

Bildband Berlin and Arthur Bondar are proud to show Valery Faminsky’s photographs here in Berlin, where they originated exactly 73 years ago, for the first time.

Fred Hüning – Two Mothers

12th March – 12th April 2018

With ‘Two Mothers’ Fred Hüning continues the family story of his book ‘One Circle’. His mother has been living alone since husband’s death, many years ago. He and his wife has to cope with the daily household routines and his son, who is now ten years old. These are the themes of the new trilogy ‘Two Mothers’.

‘Two Mothers’ was published in 2017 by Peperoni Books.

Patricia Morosan – Sun Stands Still

18th December – 11th January 2018

The images in the photo series ‘Sun Stands Still’ were shot during the years 2015/16, while traveling through my home country of Romania, as well as through Poland, Portugal and Germany. But the concrete places dissolve in this work and they become my own personal metaphorical space. (Patricia Morosan)

Patricia Morosan studied Film and Art History in Bucharest and Berlin, and Photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie und Gestaltung in Berlin.

‘Sun Stands Still’ was published in November 2017 by ‘die nacht’ publishing.

Jens Olof Lasthein – Meanwhile Across The Mountain

October 30th – November 30th 2017

Meanwhile Across The Mountain is Jens Olof Lasthein’s new book about his travels in the Caucasus.

Well-known in the Soviet time as the land of wine and pomegranates, clean mountain air and sunny beaches the Caucasian republics today are often separated by barbed wire and suspicion as the result of decades of wars and unresolved conflicts, creating a region of tensions.

Piotr Zbierski – Push The Sky Away

June 17th – July 29th 2017

Piotr Zbierski’s work focuses on the common threads of human existence; emotions, behaviour and ritual, shared across all cultures.

Piotr Zbierski studied at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. He was awarded the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award in 2012, was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 and chosen to be part of Regeneration3 at the Musée de l’Elysée in 2015.

‘Push The Sky Away’ was published by Dewi Lewis and André Frère Editions in 2016

Matt Eich – Carry Me Ohio

May 15th – June 14th 2017

‘Carry Me Ohio’, published by Sturm & Drang in 2016, is a soulful and haunting homage to the rural America where Matt Eich has lived for the last decade.

Martin Bogren – Italia

February 20th – March 22nd 2017

A lyrical and timeless black and white photo-essay photographed on his travels in Italy from 2013-2015.

Martin Bogren’s work is widely exhibited and he has published several monographs; his books ‘Ocean’ and ‘Tractor Boys’ became instant classics in recent photobook history.
Martin Bogren is based in Malmö, in 2013 he joined Galerie VU´ in Paris.

Birte Kaufmann – The Travellers

January 16th – February 15th 2017

In 2011 Birte Kaufmann cautiously began to make contact with the travelling community in Ireland, earning their trust and on some occasions living with them. For her portrayal of this unknown world, she needed to be in close contact with the families in order to capture their particular character and to avoid the usual stereotypes. Birte Kaufmann’s combination of reportage and documentary photography offers impressive insights into an extraordinary world.

In 2016 Kettler Verlag published the book ‘The Travellers’.
A limited, numbered and signed special edition, including a print, was published as well. The last copies will be available here!

Birte Kaufmann has been a member of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie since 2016.

Olaf Unverzart – Immer dieser Zirkus 

December 10th 2016 – January 11th 2017

We are proud to present an exhibition of prints from Unverzart’s books showing the range of different styles and the unique language that has brought the Munich based photographer international recognition.
From his early works and his famous ‘Alps’ to the new photobook ‘Hundert’ that records one year in life of his grandmother.

Olaf Unverzart has twice won the German photobook prize and in 2010 and 2016 the gold LEAD Award.
In the last 15 years Olaf Unverzart has published 7 photobooks and held numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Werner Mahler – Fans

October 29th – December 7th 2016

A great study of youth culture in the GDR – 1980-85

Werner Mahler, leading photographer and one of the founders and directors of the Ostkreuz Photo Agency – his lyrical documentations have become icons of German photography.

 Manfred Paul – Nature Morte

August 1st – August 31st 2016

Still lifes from ordinary objects in East Berlin, 1983 to 1985 – Chronicler of Prenzlauer Berg history, Manfred Paul has been an important figure in Berlin’s photo scene for more than thirty years.


Tina Bara – Lange Weile

June 27th – July 27th 2016

Photography and autobiography in East Berlin 1983-1989

Tina Bara’s early black+white photography in a book designed like a film script – a melancholic counterpoint to the political culture of the GDR

 Misha Pedan – The End of La Belle Époque

April 11th – May 4th 2016

We at Bildband are very proud to host Misha Pedan, one of the shining lights of Soviet and Ukrainian photography, and launch his new book, The End of La Belle Époque.
The book brings together his pictures from Kharkiv, Ukraine in the late 80’s, the last days of the Soviet Union. We will have an exhibition of pictures from this book, and also from Metro – Pedan’s previous book, scenes from the Kharkiv metro in the 1980s.

 Katarzyna Mazur – Anna Konda

January 11th – February 11th 2016

In 2010, female fighters Anna Konda and Red Devil founded the Female Fight Club Berlin. This private and unique Club appeared as revival of female wrestling – tradition that dates back to Berlin of the Golden Twenties, when it was fairly popular. Nowadays, competitions take place in a rented room located in Berlin – Marzahn. The club is open for women of all age and weight. The fights follow no official guidelines, have no standard categories and do not demand any fighting style. It is all about challenging one’s mind and the mind of an opponent. This is where fighters meet as equals, where the most important tool they use is strength and willpower.

Anton Podstraský – Lost Poet

December 7th 2015 – January 6th 2016

Recently discovered master of street photography from behind the Iron Curtain.

Beautifully observed scenes from Slovakia in the 1960’s and ’70s.

René Groebli – Early Work

October 26th – December 4th 2015

Today Rene Groebli is well known as one of the most important Swiss photographers.
His work from1945-55 is key in seeing and understanding the development of European photography, through his Modernist techniques and his own timeless vision.

With ‘Early Work’, the Zurich based publisher ‘Sturm & Drang’ presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of the images that Rene Groebli produced between 1945 and 1955, including many of his well-known images, and many published for the first time.

Kirill Golovchenko – Bitter Honeydew

October 5th – October 22nd 2015

In the summer months, little markets rise up along the Ukrainian highways that usually consist of individual, simply made fruit and vegetable stands. Some of the vendors stay overnight, putting up tents or small wooden shacks, or they live with their families in trailers. Their nighttime labours are the subject of the book ‘Bitter Honeydew’ – Kehrer Verlag, 2015

Not only the locals set up their stands on the side of the road. During the warm season, vendors also flock here from the margins of the former Soviet Union, from Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. They all bring different customs and traditions with them, forming a microcosm in which diverse personalities are united by a single pursuit: making money in order to raise their standard of living, or simply to escape hunger. In emphatic portraits, Bitter Honeydew documents the street vendors’ daily struggle for survival.

The series was awarded the Abisag-Tüllmann-Prize in 2013 and the European Publishers Award in 2014.

Shilo Group – Chronicle

September 5th – September 11th 2015

The book “Chronicle” features the photographs taken between 2010 and 2015 in the Ukraine. Arranged in chronological sequence the chapters of the book equally are a reaction to changes in our lives as well as their documentation. Front-line Kharkiv, revolutionary Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk regions, shown in “Chronicle”, are the scenes of actions that will determine the future of Ukraine and, of course, the whole of Europe.’
Calin Kruse – Die Nacht Publishing

“We were taught in school that we were born in the best country and that we were sure to get the victory over everybody else. In a little while the country seized to exist. It is believed that the 90s were a time of changes and cataclysms, but for us it has all started just now.”
Photographs by Sergiy Lebedynskyy and Vladyslav Krasnoshchok (Shilo Group).

Alisa Resnik – Berlin/Moscow

May 25th – June 20th 2015

Alisa Resnik (b. 1976 in St. Petersburg, Russia) moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1990. After studying Art History in Berlin and Bologna she began photographing in 2008. Her work has been exhibited in Rome, Milan, Madrid and at the Rencontres d’Arles, selected among the PhotoEspaña 2009 Descubrimientos and among the new talents at the Musée Suisse de l’appareil Photographique in Vevey. She received awards by Winephoto Contest in 2008 and 2009.

In her photo series, Alisa Resnik combines images mainly taken at night in Berlin. Leaden-colored scenes, greasy spoon cafés, echoed empty halls, old hotel rooms still holding on to a subtle feeling of the past, and people’s faces… Hurried glances, small awkward gestures, hands searching for support, grief or harshness in the  corner of an eye.


Yana Wernicke – Irrlicht

January 10th – February 8th 2015

Wernicke`s graduate work at Ostkreuz  Photo School was an investigation into Sorb culture, a Slavic minority in south-east Germany.

This self published limited edition book, includes  all the pictures from the exhibition, a strong first book from an interesting young photographer.

“Irrlicht” is a series about a place somewhere between reality and fiction. A place where Sorbian rites and traditions still exist and where their myths and legends find a new life altogether“.