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Imagining Everyday LifeEngagements with Vernacular Photography

Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography brings together leading scholars and critics to consider vernacular photography: snapshots and family pictures; photo albums and displays; mug shots and identification photographs; and ethnographic, scientific, industrial, and architectural images.

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Walther Collection Steidl Artist Monograph Samuel Fosso AUTOPORTRAIT Cover 2019


Autoportrait is the first comprehensive survey on Samuel Fosso's work, investigating his multi-faceted oeuvre from 1975 until 2017.

Walther Collection Steidl Artist Monograph Samuel Fosso SIXSIXSIX Cover 2019


SixSixSix presents the same-titled series of 666 large-scale Polaroids depicting his head and shoulders made every day between October and November 2015, which record his particular mood at the moment the picture was made.

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RongRong's DiaryBeijing East Village

RongRong's Diary: Beijing East Village presents an expansive selection of striking photographs, together with first person accounts from his private diary, which RongRong made between 1993 and 1998 within the artistic community known as Beijing East Village.

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Life and DreamsContemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art

Life and Dreams (2018) is the first extensive catalogue of works by Chinese artists represented in The Walther Collection. The publication demonstrates the remarkable speed with which photography and media art have occupied important positions within the field of experimental Chinese art since the early 1990s.

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Recent HistoriesContemporary African Photography and Video Art

Recent Histories (2017) unites the perspectives of fourteen artists of African descent, who investigate social identity, questions of belonging, and an array of sociopolitical concerns.

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Guy TillimO Futuro Certo

O Futuro Certo (2015) presents selections from Guy Tillim’s most influential works and series of the last decade.

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The Order of ThingsPhotography from The Walther Collection

The Order of Things (2015) explores the production and uses of typological sequences, serial imagery, conceptual portraiture, archival imagery, and time-based performance in photography from the 1880s to the present.

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Zanele MuholiFaces and Phases 2006–14

In Faces and Phases (2014), Zanele Muholi embarks on a journey of "visual activism" to ensure black queer and transgender visibility.

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Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick WaterhousePonte City

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse photographed and documented the residents and spaces of Johannesburg’s iconic apartment building, Ponte City, for more than six years.

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Martina BacigalupoGulu Real Art Studio

Gulu Real Art Studio (2013) features studio portraits collected by the photographer Martina Bacigalupo from the Gulu Real Art Studio in Gulu, Uganda.

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Santu MofokengThe Black Photo Album

The Black Photo Album (2013) presents Santu Mofokeng’s collection of private photographs commissioned by urban black working- and middle-class families in South Africa between 1890-1950.

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African Photography from The Walther Collection

African Photography from The Walther Collection (2010–2013) investigates African photography and video through the themes of portraiture, landscape, and the historic archive. The three-volume slipcase includes Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Appropriated Landscapes, and Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive.

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Distance and DesireEncounters with the African Archive

Distance and Desire (2013) is the first major catalogue to stage a dialogue between the ethnographic visions of late nineteenth and early-twentieth century African photography and engagements with the archive by contemporary artists.

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Appropriated Landscapes

By examining the effects of war, migration, colonisation, industrialisation and ideology on South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique, Appropriated Landscapes (2011) reveals the varied histories of these regions and their peoples.

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Events of the SelfPortraiture and Social Identity

Events of the Self (2010) presents the work of three generations of African artists and photographers with that of modern and contemporary German photographers.

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