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During the four years of dictatorship of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge nearly two million people were killed. This is a quarter of the Cambodian population. In a very personal reflection on this genocide, Ann-Christine Woehrl’s photographs present fragments of the places that remind us of these atrocities: prison S-21, the Killing Fields, the UN Tribunal in Phnom Penh and Anlong Veng. German President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote the preface. The texts were created in a collaboration of Ann-Christine Woehrl with Rithy Panh, Anne-Laure Porée and Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier: The photo as an instrument during the times of the Khmer Rouge and as a remnant of the genocide today.
Ann-Christine Woehrl travelled to Cambodia starting in 2013, to visit the S-21 prison, which is today the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. At the time a place of terror and violence, the atrocities are still felt in the rooms and are reflected in the faces of the prisoners. Women, men and children were portrayed during their imprisonment, and the portraits now hang on the walls of the prison. On her first visit, the photographer followed the gazes of the portrayed prisoners through the former prison cells, the interrogatioon rooms, the documentation center, and through the archive. These experiences made Ann-Christine Woehrl feel the need to deal with the dark history of Cambodia at the time of the Communist Pol Pot regime – in the form of very personal reflection and research. From 2015-2016, Ann-Christine Woehrl realized and finalized her project. Very important to her work was her meeting with Cambodian writer and film director Rithy Panh as well as writer and activist Loung Ung and reading their respective autobiographical books "Extinction" and "First They Killed My Father".
Ann-Christine Woehrl was born in 1975. She works as a freelance photographer, and her work focuses on social topics, women’s rights and religious issues in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. Her two last projects Witches in Exile and IN/VISIBLE (Edition Lammerhuber, 2014) were published worldwide, awarded multiple international prizes and shown in exhibitions and at photo festivals. She has received awards including the Silver Cube in 2015 for IN/VISIBLE at the Art Directors Club New York Annual Awards.
STÉPHANIE BENZAQUEN-GAUTIER is an associate researcher at the Centre for Historical Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
VISOTH CHHAY took over in 2014 as director of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
CHRISTINE KRON, Shas studied ethnology, history and African history. In 2011 she became director of the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich.
RITHY PANH is the director of the film S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and author of the book Auslöschung (Elimination, not avail. in English). His film Rice People was nominated for an Oscar. Panh is co-producer of Angelina Jolie’s film First They Killed My Father.
ANNE-LAURE PORÉE is a journalist. In her PhD thesis in anthropology she researches prison S-21.
Shaded Memories. The Shadow over Cambodia.
Photographs by Ann-Christine Woehrl
17 February – 17 September, 2017
Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich
Shaded Memories. The Shadow over Cambodia.
Photographs by Ann‐Christine Woehrl
23 February – 23 September, 2017
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Bophana Audio Resource Center,
Phnom Penh, Kambodscha
22.5 x 27.5 cm, 132 pages, 89 ills., German, English
Hardcover with laminated cover photo
ISBN 978-3-903101-20-3, € 49.90
17.02.2017 // show complete article
Gerd Ludwig :"There are more than seven million registered vehicles in Los Angeles County, California/USA. Images of traffic jams are omnipresent. But where do all those cars go to rest? These photographs examine where LA cars are spending their nights. In middle-class neighborhoods people often have 1-2 car garages but rather use them for storage. So cars are left on the streets to park overnight, often getting covered during holidays, or when their owners are out of town. The series shows cars that have a presence. They command their space. They are mostly loners and shy away from being too close to others. Many sleep in covers, wearing them like nightgowns, though some sleep in the nude. Some take daytime naps, a few lucky ones sleep in pairs."
GERD LUDWIG has been working for National Geographic for 25 years. His focus on environmental issues and the socio-economic changes following the dissolution of the Soviet Union after the end of the Cold War. Ludwig's photos are exhibited worldwide in exhibitions and have received awards, including the Lucie Award as "International Photographer of the Year". At Photokina in 2014, he was honored by the German Photograph Society with the Dr. Erich-Salomon Prize for his work. His latest book, "The Long Shadow of Chernobyl", was also awarded numerous prizes such as the Silver Cube of the Art Directors Club New York and the POY Best Photography Book Award.
SLEEPING CARS - Gerd Ludwig (35.5 × 28 cm , 144 pages, 75 ills., English, hardcover, bound in linen, with laminated cover photo, ISBN 978-3-901753-96-1, € 99.00) Edition Lammerhuber
06.01.2017 // show complete article
Soft, mild, sensual! An infinite landscape park before the first hay harvest, a geometric wonder in winter and when 200 000 cider pear trees are in blossom – pure magic. Multiple award-winning photographer Lois Lammerhuber and acclaimed author Evelyn Schlag take readers on a journey to a landscape of harmonious superlatives – full of poetry and geometric patterns, plus the seasons as sights you just have to see.
This magic world of soft, green hills, a white ocean of thousands upon thousands cider trees in blossom, and farms resembling castles: Not just a fairy tale – the most beautiful landscape in the world. It's located in Lower Austria and is called the Mostviertel region. Author Evelyn Schlag and photographer Lois Lammerhuber have the proof.
For several years, the author and photographer have followed the same route of only 56 kilometers again and again, which winds along "the ridge" of the northernmost rim of the Alps between Kürnberg and Sonntagberg. On the one side, there's a 400-meter drop into the Danube valley which expands the panoramic view all the way to the horizon – and on the other side, mountain ranges rise like cascades into the sky. Both author and photographer think this landmark in the Lower Austrian Mostviertel is the final scenic seduction.
“Die schönste Landschaft der Welt” (The most beautiful landscape in the world) is the third book of the series “Visual Poetry” after “Copacabana Palace” and “Up to the Horizon”. With this series, Edition Lammerhuber pays tribute to the work of those photographers who are able to radiate emotion and sensuality with their imagery enabling them to create a very special atmosphere for the reader beyond the narrative of the respective story.
EVELYN SCHLAG, born in Waidhofen, writes lyrics, prose and essays. For her work, she was awarded numerous prizes, and most recently won the Austrian Art Prize for Literature in 2015. She has a strong empathic relationship with the world which she describes. She simply lets the language talk and keeps words on a long leash. The result is carefree use of language itself that surprises and seduces.
LOIS LAMMERHUBER was born in St. Peter in the Au. He was chosen as the best photographer in the world three times, and has been a member of the Art Directors Club New York since 1994. In 2014, he was awarded the Austrian First Class Cross of Honor for Science and Art.
DIE SCHÖNSTE LANDSCHAFT DER WELT (The Most Beautiful Landscape in the World). Lois Lammerhuber, Evelyn Schlag . 29.5 × 30.5 cm , 252 pages, 131 ills, German. Hardcover, bound in linen, French fold jacket . ISBN 978-3-903101-21-0
€ 59.00 . edition.lammerhuber.at/buecher/die-schoenste-landschaft-der-welt
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