First off the WERKVERZEICHNIS/catalogue raisonné by 91-year old Swiss photographer René Groebli.
The 250 pages encompass the images the artist produced during his long and fruitful career. Over 1200 images, many never published before. A book made for museums and libraries and collectors but released to the public as well.
Join us for the book-launch on January 17. 2019 at Bildhalle Zürich.
On March 1st we will launch the 400 pages tome ALS WÄR'S DAS LETZTE MAL by Bruno Stettler with a big party at the Photobastei in Zürich.
Some of Stettler's images are on view at the Bastei now during the extensive Punk exhibition. The book is a trip back in time with many familiar faces through many musical genres. We are very proud of this one.
In April we will release the first book by Swiss/American artist Lili Tanner.
Shot over the course of several years during a bull riding competition in Gallup, New Mexico in the US. The iconography and mythology of the American West prevails in the images of this book—the denim and leather, and even the floral prints, radiate frontier masculinity and authenticity. The cowboy ethic both requires and produces a strong sense of identity and values that is prevalent in the images in this book.
This story isn’t about the sport of bull riding. It’s a glimpse into the world of the fierce men and women who pursue bull riding with style. You’ll also meet the future of the sport: boys and girls who ride muttons and are equally as fierce and stylish as the grownups.
Long live the Wild West!
Later this year:
Letter to Bruno Manser
by Isabelle Ricq and Christian Tochtermann
On a high plateau of the Borneo mountains on 23 May 2000 Swiss activist Bruno Manser wrote a letter that to this day remains his last sign of life. He addressed it to his partner who had stayed in Europe and posted it from a village in eastern Malaysia.
After spending six years amid the Penan people, after sharing their struggles against logging companies, and after a price was put on his head by the local authorities, Bruno Manser disappeared without leaving a trace. He was officially declared dead in 2005.
The book will not delve into his fate. The tales told by those who claim to have seen him travel the same paths of the high Kelabit plateaus years later bear witness to the trace that Manser’s struggles left in the region.
For those who are not familiar with his story or that of the region, the book will provide a broad outline over the course of the pictures taken by Ricq and Tochtermann. To Bruno Manser we address this photographic letter from Bario, where we were able to observe just how relevant his claims still are and the progress made by his enemies of yesterday.