The Photo Book Quartet was invited by Dr. Anja Schürmann to the KWI Essen to discuss the book "Ischgl" by Lois Hechenblaikner. Hechenblaikner has been photographing the negative effects of mass and party tourism in his homeland for almost 30 years. Because the après-ski resort of Ischgl has become synonymous with the failure to combat the corona pandemic and with the completely uncontrolled spread of the virus halfway around the world, Hechenblaikner and the Steidl publishing house have published the photo book, which shows the excesses in this resort very clearly and strikingly. Dr. Anja Schürmann, Oliver Rausch, Frank Dürrach, Nadine Preiß and Damian Zimmermann discuss the book.
Everything is up in the Air, thus our Vertigo
I can make you feel good
Gabor Arion Kudasz
Christina de Middel
The Perfect Man
Fragment of Everyday Life
Based on the "Literary Quartet", Damian Zimmermann and Nadine Preiß (both Photoszene), Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi (The PhotoBookMuseum), Wolfgang Zurborn (Lichtblick School), Oliver Rausch and Frank Dürrach (both Fotoakademie-Koeln) as well as a changing guest discuss four photo books live and in front of an audience, sometimes lovingly and benevolently, sometimes meanly and maliciously, their heads hot. The events will be recorded by FotoTV and then put online. The Photobook Quartet is a format of the Internationale Photoszene Köln. The first event took place within the framework of the Photoscene Festival 2014 at the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK), followed by the Photobook Quartet+ as a guest in the art spaces of the Michael Horbach Foundation, the Forum for Photography, the Zephyr in Mannheim and during the Cologne Art Book Fair 2015. Guests of previous editions were Renate Gruber, Claudia Dichter, Alexa Becker, Katja Stuke, Thekla Ehling, Erik Kessels, Bettina Flitner, Dr. Anja Schürmann, David Klammer, Simone Klein, and Thomas Gust.