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Die zweite Heimat

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Born in 1961, Peter Bialobrzeski is one of Germany’s best known and internationally successful contemporary photographers. His work, Die zweite Heimat, will be on display at the Haus der Photographie at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, from September 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018. It is the first in a new series of exhibitions presenting “Hamburg heroes”.

The Die zweite Heimat series is the continuation of his Heimat (Homeland) project that was first published in 2005. Between 2011 and 2016, Bialobrzeski travelled all over Germany, returning with 30,000 pictures of places known and unknown. He went to Andernach, Berlin, Bottrop, Eisenhüttenstadt, Hamburg, Hagen, Haßloch, Meißen, Frankfurt, Offenbach, Wolfsburg, and, above all, into the wide, undefined areas in between – the places where garage doors, lanterns and petrol stations are strung together, as Henning Sußebach writes in the accompanying book, published by Hartmann Books.

The exhibition includes a total of 40 colour photographs taken from 2011 to 2016, a prologue with 15 older pieces taken in Germany in colour and in black and white between 1983 and 2005, as well as some pieces from his Heimat cycle (2005).

In LFI 1/2017 – there was an extensive portfolio taken from Bialobrzeski’s Kochi Diaries project.

Further information at: Deichtorhallen Hamburg and red:Peter Bialobrzeski

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