On 22 September, photographer Beat Presser presents his new book, titled "Surabaja Beat". The event starts at 19.00 at the Bücherbogen book shop in Berlin's Savigny Square. As well as describing the process of creating his latest publication, the author will talk about his travels in Indonesia and the resulting images in an interview with Isabella von Bülow.
A shipmate on the Atlantic
Following his photography studies in Basel, Paris and New York, Beat Presser spent time as a shipmate on the Atlantic Ocean. Later, he did the same on the Indian Ocean and the waters of the East-African Coast. In the 1980s, Presser collaborated with film director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski.
Travels in Indonesia
In his latest book, the photographer presents images taken during his explorations of Indonesia in 2012 and 2014. On an array of ferries, traditional pinisis, ships and boats, he went from island to island – portraying local boat builders and shipyards, dividing his time between photographing and writing. While on the road, he also taught photography and English, went on diving tours with the local coast guards and encountered Indonesian travellers from all corners of the archipelago. The wealth of his experiences gave rise to a unique book of photographs and written text, now published by Scheidegger & Spiess.
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