(In Matter Of) Karl

@ Behrens, Annette



.Sold out.

Publisher's presentation:

"(in matters of) Karl is a research project about the ‘Höcker Album’.

The ‘Höcker Album’ is the private photo-album of SS First Lieutenant Karl Höcker. The album gives a unique insight in the conditions and ways of leisure of the Nazis who were working at Auschwitz during WW2. Most of these photos were taken around the so-called « Solahütte », only 30 km from Auschwitz.

In 2008 Annette Behrens travelled to the « Solahütte », and found it still intact and used as vacation rentals for tourists, with no reference to the historic background. In the following years Annette Behrens tried to reconstruct the history of Karl Höcker and the « Solahütte », using archives in Poland, Germany and the United States. (In matters of) Karl has over the years shifted into a project which questions the stage of the reproduced image, as well as the image as a form of evidence."

NB : The 'Höcker album' surfaced in 2007 – the only known album of photographs showing the everyday life and leisure of Nazis who worked at Auschwitz. The album’s owner was SS officer Karl-Friedrich Höcker, adjutant to the last commandant of Auschwitz, Richard Baer. The images, taken at a popular holiday cottage, show high-ranking officers and auxiliary personnel, who are depicted living a “normal” life, detached from their horrendous crimes...

This book was shortlisted for the "Aperture Foundation / Paris Photo 2015 - Photobook of the Year Award".

128 pages - Softcover

Fw:Photography, 2015 (600 copies)

New - Mint condition

  • Publisher's presentation: " « Spending long periods of time in solitude in remote landscapes, Awoiska van der Molen slowly uncovers the identity of the place, allowing it to impress upon her its specific emotional and physical qualities. Using her personal experience within the landscape for her creative process, she instinctively searches for a state of...

    In Stock
  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation : "Retracing the photographic archive Viaggio in Italia (the important collection of 220 photographs from Luigi Ghirri’s project, produced in 1984 and including the work of twenty photographers committed to redefining the image of the Italian landscape while contemporaneously renewing the languages of Italian...

  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Photography exists by the virtue of light, but the landscapes in Awoiska van der Molen’s photographs loom out of the darkness. Her monochrome photographic works arise out of a desire to penetrate deeply into the core of the isolated world in which she photographs. Awoiska van der Molen is known for her monochrome...