List of photobooks by Bialobrzeski, Peter

Peter Bialobrzeski, German photographer, and professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. He's well known for his cityscapes series the City Diaries (published by The Velvet Cell), preferably without people: in his opinion, houses and streets tell a more honest story.
Photo: © Gustav Eckart
Peter Bialobrzeski, German photographer, and professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. He's well known for his cityscapes series the City Diaries (published by The Velvet Cell), preferably without people: in his opinion, houses and streets tell a more honest story.


Photo: © Gustav Eckart " I started with a lot of photojournalist stuff, I have been photographing people with AIDS and similar themes. But then I decided I am more interested in the living conditions, in the buildings, not in their inhabitants. "


He studied Politics and Sociology before he became a photojournalist for a local newspaper in Wolfsburg, Germany. He then travelled extensivly in Asia before he went back to study photography at the Folkwangschule in Essen and the LCP in London.

Photobook classics!


In the last seventeen years he has published seventeen books. Apart from the acclaimed City Diaries series, other successful photobooks include Heimat, Paradise Now, and Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai.


His work has been exhibited in the Laurence Miller Gallery (New-York City), LA Galerie (Frankfurt), and the m97 Gallery (Shanghai).


He has won several awards, including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010. In 2012 he was honored with the Erich Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh).


Bibliography: Photo books / monographs already published


2020 Give My Regards to Elizabeth (Dewi Lewis)
2018 Beirut Diary (TVC)
2018 Wuhan Diary (TVC)
2017 Die Zweite Heimat (Hartmann Books)
          Kochi Diary (TVC)
          Taipei Diary (TVC)
2015 Wolfsburg Diary (TVC)
          Athens Diary (TVC)
2014 Cairo Diary (The Velvet Cell)
          Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai
2011 The Raw and the Cooked
2010 Informal Arrangements
2009 Paradise Now
        Case Study Homes
2007 Lost in Transition
2005 Neontigers
        Heimat
2000 xxx Holy: Journeys into the Spiritual Heart of India


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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis: " Give My Regards To Elizabeth is a record of Peter Bialobrzeski's time in England in the early 1990s, when having finished his studies at the Folkwang School, Essen he was awarded a one year DAAD stipend at London College of Communication. Germany was then experiencing a booming, optimistic post-unification economy whilst the...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "August 1st, 2016: The Wear Helmet, Get Petrol, Be Safe campaign starts today. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you’ll be refused petrol if you aren’t wearing protective gear. Instead you’ll be handed a campaign leaflet by the pump-operator. In the Kochi-Ernakulam area there have been 17,000 two wheeler accidents in...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "In 2014, Peter Bialobrzeski arrived in Taipei to print his book Cairo Diary. Almost immediately, he set out to document the urban landscape of what was once considered the de facto capital of China, and what it has become today. Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "In 2015, Peter Bialobrzeski returned to his hometown, Wolfsburg, to document the changes the city has undergone since his leaving many years previous. « In the 80’s, I always felt that Wolfsburg was a socialist dream. It felt like everybody was participating. Now the picture has changed ». Wolfsburg Diary is the 3rd...

  • .Last copy.Publisher's presentation: "In 2015, Peter Bialobrzeski returned to his hometown, Wolfsburg, to document the changes the city has undergone since his leaving many years previous. « In the 80’s, I always felt that Wolfsburg was a socialist dream. It felt like everybody was participating. Now the picture has changed ». Wolfsburg Diary is the 3rd...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Athens Diary is the follow-up to 2014’s Cairo Diary and the 2nd in Peter Bialobrzeski’s City Diaries Series with The Velvet Cell. In Athens Diary Bialobrzeski travels to the scene of the biggest European crisis in decades to document the urban consequences of the emergency. His photos capture the dichotomy of everyday life in...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Athens Diary is the follow-up to 2014’s Cairo Diary and the 2nd in Peter Bialobrzeski’s City Diaries Series with The Velvet Cell. In Athens Diary Bialobrzeski travels to the scene of the biggest European crisis in decades to document the urban consequences of the emergency. His photos capture the dichotomy of everyday life in...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Capturing Cairo between the overthrow of Morsi and Mubarak, Bialobrzeski’s images portray daily life in the Egyptian capital at a time of major urban, social and political upheaval and renewal. As silent and tranquil as they are anxious and tense, the images demonstrate Bialobrzeski’s ability to find beauty in chaos....

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