Candida Höfer in Mexico by Uta Grosenick, Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag
Back in 2014, Candida Höfer travelled to Mexico and visited eight cities which included Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tepotzotlán, Tlacochahuaya, and Tonantzintla, and it was here that the German photographer photographed libraries, theatres and opera houses, churches and palaces. Using her signature style of large-scale architectural photography, Höfer, who studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Düsseldorf, once again captures the beauty in symmetry in the world we occupy by presenting the absent objects and the minor details of a space. Candida Höfer in Mexico is a stunning display of Höfer’s work, as well as featuring an essay by the Mexican historian and economist José N. Iturriaga.
Juergen Teller, Ute und Werner Mahler, Pari Dukovic, Brigitte Lacombe, Paolo Pellegrin by Shaubühne Berlin, Kerber Verlag
One of the leading German-langauge in theatres in Germany and Europe, Berlin’s Schaubühne invited six internationally acclaimed photographers to artistically interact with the famous theatres ensemble of actors as part of a city-wise photo campaign. Starting with Juergen Teller in 2013, Ute and Werner Mahler, Pari Dukovic, Brigitte Lacombe, and Paolo Pellegrin followed, all of whom have a different approach to their photography-style, which perfectly capturing the different personalities of the actors. After popping up in locations around the city, Photo Campaigns of the Schaubühne Berlin from 2013 to 2018 brings together all of the photographs featured in the campaign, creating a beautiful and captivating presentation of the diverse personalities found in Germany’s most famous theatre.