Metropolis, Berlin

@ Wolff, Barbara



Presentation by Lunik:

" Originally posted on Instagram, the Berlin images of the Metropolis series are collected in a photography book and published by Lunik Berlin Verlag. With a foreword in German, English and French by Marc Barbey (Collection Regard).

Wolff's photographs are not about classic city views. They are about a subjective view of Berlin in the present time. The pictures tell of the inhabitants and their urban environment. Patterns of the city emerge, networks of relationships between people, architecture and (artificial) nature. The multi-leveled layers of the photographs take the viewer emotionally on a journey through the city.

The focus resides in the transformation of the city, provocation and chaos. It is about secrets, as well as visions. We visit train stations and Berlin's bodies of water, graffiti walls and full shopping malls. But we also see the famous (empty) Berlin squares and stand in front of closed doors of techno clubs in the Corona year of 2020.

Berlin, not easy to describe with words, becomes a tense picture story in Metropolis, Berlin. For people interested in photography and Berlin-enthusiasts. For those who live in Berlin, as well as those for whom Berlin is a place of longing. "

The series "Metropolis, Berlin" is on display during the Rencontres d'Arles 2021 photography festival, as part of the Fotohaus 2021 (Arles Associé / Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz). All the pictures were made using a smartphone.

136 pages - Linen hardcover

Lunik, 2020

Format : 21 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Wolff, Barbara

Barbara Wolff is a German photographer, teacher, and graphic designer. In addition to a position as a photographer and graphic designer for the brand of large-format cameras Linhof since 1990, Barbara Wolff has developped a personal practice and work, using large-format cameras as well as a "regular" cameras or a smartphone. She has also been a photography teacher and has given many workshops in Germany and in several countries (China, Vietnam, Brazil, etc.) Barbara is represented by the gallery Collection Regard, Berlin, and her series Metropolis has been on display at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2021 ("Arles associated" section / Fotohaus, inside the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz foundation). The book Metropolis published in 2020 by Lunik gathers this series of smartphone images of Berlin. © Portrait taken from the artist's website