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Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir Berlin Noir
Miron Zownir
"BERLIN NOIR"
EUR 58,00 PRE-ORDER
PogoBooks #109
First Edition
ISBN: 978-3-942547-58-1

232 Pages
208 Tritone Plates
Half Clothbound Hardcover
30,5 x 24,5cm

Essays by:
Peter Wawerzinek
Ingo Taubhorn (Deichtorhallen Hamburg)
Miron Zownir

Language: German / English
Publication Date: March 2017
Status: Pre-Order - Shipps March 25th, 2017
In his new book entitled Berlin Noir, Miron Zownir uses urban landscapes and portraits to document timeless big city melancholy and all of the facets of the wild life of Berlin. The publication presents a retrospective of Miron Zownir's photography between 1978 and 2016.

In the 1970's Berlin was a mecca for nonconformists and artists. It was an urban oasis for the unconventional that promised unrestricted freedom of development. A city in which the magical promise of transformation has always hung in the air. Zownir's early Photographs that were taken of a West Berlin hemmed in by the "death strip", the inner german border, document the rebellious weltschmerz of the punks, the social hopelesness of dropouts, drug addicts, casual labourers or the homeless. On the other hand his newer Photographs depict examples of the "anything goes" lifestyle of the Berlin Clubs, the celebrated body cult of the love parade or of commercial sex events, that again appear to have been born of a seemingly limitless freedom. But even in these images, the dusky abstraction of black and white disrupts the surface of the image and unveils the ecstatic escape of lust and pain, the feeling of loneliness in a crowd, a depressing foreboding of the morning after.

Something, however, seems to have remained the same: Berlin is still a dream destination for freaks and flamboyant oddballs from around the world. From the very beginning Zownir paid attention to these extraordinary people and their "otherness". Berlin Noir also features a series of original Berlin characters, with appearances, amongst others, from characters such as Bruno S., Ben Becker and Germany's fattest whore Molly Luft. His portraits however are not silent, they are bluntly expressive and emotional. They create a field of energy in which each individual with their own cultivated passions becomes visible, whether they are depicted in everyday situations, states of emergency or simply just standing in the background.

Miron Zownir was born in 1953 in Karlsruhe. He lives and works in Berlin. Since more than 30 years he is known as one of the most radical contemporary photographers. His images from the western cities like Berlin, New York and London or the post-communist east-europe were shown in several international shows. Miron Zownir's photographs were shown next to Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Weegee, Larry Clark, Robert Capa and many more.

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