Book Launch - Yoshihiro Suzuki: Eastbeats. Osaka 1964 – 1970

As a young man who had just moved from the countryside to the metropolis of Osaka, Suzuki Yoshihiro started a new life as a company worker by treating himself to a Minolta SRI single-lens reflex camera. In his free time, he wandered around the city, spontaneously and curiously photographing the urban landscape, in settings ranging from boulevards to shopping arcades and from the business district to traditional backstreets. Suzuki refers to himself as an ”amateur photographer,“ and his story is representative of the strong amateur photography movement in post-war Japan, which is for the most part unknown to the public, unlike the work of professional photographers who have been exhibited worldwide. Suzuki’s early photographs came to light by pure coincidence: his son’s wife discovered the negatives and developed them as contact sheets. More than fifty years after Suzuki’s photographs were taken, they are now finally being published as a photobook.

Present for the talk will be Yumi Son, the editor, Helmut Völter the Designer and Anne König the publisher.

Bildband Berlin
Immanuelkirchstr. 33 10405 Berlin
Thursday 30th May
18:00-21:00
Artist talk starts at 19:00

Book Launch - mind the gap, luv. by Kate Schultze

Mind the gap, luv. explores the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, focusing on regions like Yorkshire and the West Midlands where the Brexit vote was strongest, with significant long-term implications. I am curious about this decision’s effects, especially after discovering that many of my friends voted to leave the EU without a clear rationale. The series examines Brexit’s impact, capturing the prevailing Zeitgeist and exploring the relationship between »Britishness« as a cultural identity and the desire for independence from the EU, particularly among working-class adolescents. As an outsider and insider, my unique perspective shapes the project, aiming to gain insights into the Brexit vote’s reasons and potential effects on the UK’s future..

Bildband Berlin
Immanuelkirchstr. 33 10405 Berlin
Thursday the 23rd of May
18:00-21:00
Artist talk starts at 19:00

Book Launch - Musical Chairs by Max Zerrahn

In his third monograph, Musical Chairs, Max Zerrahn transcends the mundane
confines of everyday objects, liberating them from their human-imposed roles.
Drawing parallels with classical fairy tales reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm, Hans
Christian Anderson and Toy Story, inanimate objects begin to take on

a life of their own. The urban space transforms into a stage, devoid of human
presence, yet secretly coming alive.

Musical Chairs leverages the representational character of photography, the images
remain true to the subject without being aesthetically over-romanticized. By
embracing the medium’s inherent ability to capture and depict reality,

Max Zerrahn achieves a poetic yet humorous view of the hidden life of things and a
pointed engagement with the medium of photography and its capabilities.

The titular game of Musical Chairs provides the narrative structure for the book.
Similar to the children's game of musical chairs, where a chair is removed in each
round, the book is divided into chapters with decreasing page numbers.

Bildband Berlin
Immanuelkirchstr. 33 10405 Berlin
Thursday the 16th of May
18:00-21:00
Artist talk starts at 19:00