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Hatje Cantz

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 77 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 33   

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Peter Bialobrzeski: Informal Arrangements

Text by Indra Wussow.

Featured image is reproduced from <a href="9783775726603.html">Peter Bialobrzeski: Informal Arrangements</a>. With a keen eye and strong political instincts, photographer Peter Bialobrzeski (born 1961) has made photobooks about new Asian metropolises, wastelands on the outskirts of global cities and a Filipino squatters' camp. His latest project, Informal Arrangements, opens a window onto the interiors of a South African slum. In 2009, Bialobrzeski shot in Kliptown, a poverty-stricken suburb of Soweto less than ten miles away from a glistening new soccer stadium built for the 2010 World Cup. The area's resonance as a symbol of the vast discrepancies of wealth and status that persist in present-day South Africa--representing, as the South African newspaper The Citizen put it, "the dashed hopes and broken dreams of so many"--is unmistakable, and Kliptown has a larger historical significance: it was here, in 1955, that members of the anti-apartheid movement drew up the Freedom Charter, a guiding document for the ANC that today forms a foundation of the South African constitution. The lives of the inhabitants of these informal settlements have scarcely improved in the past 50 years, yet the Kliptownians arrange their homes as comfortably as they can, given what is available to them. With 70 color prints, this book cements Bialobrzeski's reputation as a social documentarian of the highest order. "For me, the individual picture is not too important," he has said. "I am advocating photography as a cultural practice."

Featured image is reproduced from Peter Bialobrzeski: Informal Arrangements.

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FROM THE BOOK
"The photographs forcefully demonstrate how people in Kliptown are capable of always starting over again, of always landing on their feet, fashioning new lives out of the old, adapting to hostile locations. This is a particularly African virtue that has been lost elsewhere, as German philosopher Ernst Bloch laments in The Spirit of Utopia: 'We are poor, we have unlearned how to play. We have forgotten it, our hands have unlearned how to dabble.' People in Kliptown play and make things, in the hope of making more than just a house - they want a home."

Indra Wussow, excerpted from Peter Bialobrzeski: informal arrangements.

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Peter Bialobrzeski: Informal Arrangements

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: INFORMAL ARRANGEMENTS

Text by Indra Wussow.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775726603
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Pub Date: 10/31/2010
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Peter Bialobrzeski: Paradise Now

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: PARADISE NOW

Preface by Peter Bialobrzeski. Text by Alex Rühle.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775723329
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Pub Date: 9/30/2009
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Peter Bialobrzeski: Case Study Homes

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: CASE STUDY HOMES

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775724692
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Pub Date: 1/31/2010
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Peter Bialobrzeski: Lost in Transition

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: LOST IN TRANSITION

Text by Michael Glasmeier.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775720496
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Pub Date: 2/1/2008
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Peter Bialobrzeski: Heimat

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: HEIMAT

Essay by Ariel Hauptmeier. Preface by Peter Bialobrzeski.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775716734
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Pub Date: 2/1/2006
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Peter Bialobrzeski: Neon Tigers

PETER BIALOBRZESKI: NEON TIGERS

Essays by Florian Hanig and Christof Ribbat.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775713948
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| CAN $55

Pub Date: 6/2/2004
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