German-Vietnamese Biographies: A Reflection of History
Published by Kerber. Text by Nicolaus Schmidt.
In images and biographical articles, German photographer Nicolaus Schmidt (born 1953) picks apart a curious portion of German-Vietnamese history. Following the First Indochina War in 1955, children from North Vietnam were sent to boarding school in East Germany and students from South Vietnam to West Germany; the exchange had an immense impact on Vietnam.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Doreet LeVitte Harten. Text by Priyanka Dubey, Sigrid Melchior.
German photographer Nicolaus Schmidt's (born 1953) photographs illustrate the daily activities of Indian women in remote villages and megacity slums. The portraits in this book convey the self-confidence and strength of these women, acknowledging the tension between tradition and the modern age.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Darnell L. Moore. Text by Darnell L. Moore, Udo Walz.
Founded in 1947, and employing more than 50 hairdressers, the Astor Place barber shop in New York is a veritable time capsule. Nicolaus Schmidt's loving portrait of this lively hub is accompanied by an essay by celebrity hairdresser Udo Walz.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Michael W. Schmalfuß. Text by Barbara Uppenkamp, Nicolaus Schmidt.
The mobile phone, coupled with social networking sites like Facebook, has radically transformed point-and-shoot photography. German artist Nicolaus Schmidt (born 1953) zeros in on this paradigm shift for his latest series Facebook Friends, collecting and grouping hundreds of photographs from over 250 of his “friends” in a collective portrait of coded passions, aspirations and wishful thinking.
Breakdancing was born on the streets of New York City in the 1970s, emerging alongside graffiti writing, deejaying and emceeing as a cornerstone of hip-hop culture, and it continues to be seen everywhere in the city's streets and subways. In Breakin' the City, German photographer Nicolaus Schmidt (born 1953) provides a portrait of breakdancers from the Bronx and Brooklyn, carefully describing their athletic feats against the urban fabric around them, on subway cars, in city plazas, on sidewalks and elsewhere, in 100 color photographs. Along with these dynamic action shots, in the second half of the book Schmidt presents striking portraits of the dancers in moments of repose, relating their often extraordinary life stories and his personal experiences with them.