Published by Weiss Berlin. Text by Helga Paris. Interview by Oliver Zybok.
In 1984, the German photographer Helga Paris (born 1938) spent several weeks at a state-owned clothing factory, during which time she shot more than 1,500 photographs. From these she selected the 49 powerful images that make up the series Women at the Clothing Factory VEB Treff-Modelle Berlin. These photographs capture her subjects engaged in their work or taking cigarette breaks, conveying the serenity and beauty of the sitters in their brief moments of tranquility amid the factory environment. Helga Paris: Women at Work collects the entire series and gathers it in a format that is affordable to a wider audience. This beautifully designed volume features a linen-bound printed cover with embossed text.
Published by Spector Books. Edited with text by Inka Schube.
This book collects 80 black-and-white photographs of the Leipzig Central Station taken by German photographer Helga Paris (born 1938). The series is a masterful study of a particular milieu with unmistakable characterstravelers, a toilet attendant, a woman selling lottery tickets, staff clearing dishes.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Elke aus den Moore. Text by Inka Schube.
Born in Poland in 1938, Helga Paris has been based in Berlin since 1966, chronicling East Germany for more than three decades. Her photographs portray the melancholy of East Berlin corner pubs, streetcars, garbage truck drivers, teenagers and textile mill workers. These images are collected in this retrospective volume, alongside photographs of Georgia, Siebenbürgen and Halle.
Published by Holzwarth Publications. Edited by Inka Schube. Essays by Helmut Brade, Jean-François Chevrier, Elke Erb and Inka Schube.
In this book we find German photographer Helga Paris's observation of people in their surroundings, her examination of the development of small social groups within their broader political settings, and her documentation of how time has changed her and her subjects. These subjects have included East Berlin bars, East Berlin youth, garbage collectors, and the town of Halle. Four essays accompanying the chronological sequence of nearly 200 photographs examine various aspects of Paris's work.