Closed Cities (book + print)

by Gregor Sailer


Photographs: Gregor Sailer

Text: Wencke Hertzsch, Walter Moser, Margot Zuckriegl

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

300 pages

Pictures: 151 color

Year: 2012

Price: 220

Comments: limited collector's edition of 30 copies includes one signed fine-art-print in the size of 18 x 30 cm. 3 different motifs (see the pictures). Photographs are laid in sealed and stamped Hahnemuehle fine art cardboards. Comes in a grey stamped box with one of the three prints. Contact us if you want to choose the motif. Book: softcover, open back with book jacket, German and English, the book only is out of print, these are the last available copies.

In his highly impressive series, the Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer has investigated closed communities in Algeria / Western Sahara, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Qatar, and Russia.

By means of refined architectural and landscape photography, he has succeeded in giving a face to these otherwise effectively invisible, artificially created urban agglomerations that are hermetically sealed off from the eyes of the world either by walls or by their hostile surroundings.

His subjects are raw-material mines, military bases, and refugee camps, as well as gated communities for the wealthy. These temporally circumscribed forms of urban settlement succinctly reflect and reveal a historical turning point that the world is now experiencing at the turn of  the 21st century: dwindling resources, climate changes, political conflicts, and the wish for absolute security.

Awards:

2014    Joseph Binder Award, Editorial Design

            Award Schönste Bücher Österreichs

2013    Winner PDN Photo Annual 2013

            Nomination Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize 2014   

            Nomination German Photo Book Award 2014

            Nomination Kardinal-Koenig-Art-Award 2014

            Nomination 5th Int. Marianne-Brandt-Contest

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Thomas Seelig, Martin Parr, Rob Hornstra, Michael Kollman a.o. (organised by Photonews, Hamburg).

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Saskia Hoogerhuis (Ed. of The Photographic Image)

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by QT Luong (Terra Galleria)

Numerious int. publications, reviews and exhibitions.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Closed Cities (book + print)

by Gregor Sailer


Photographs: Gregor Sailer

Text: Wencke Hertzsch, Walter Moser, Margot Zuckriegl

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

300 pages

Pictures: 151 color

Year: 2012

Price: 220

Comments: limited collector's edition of 30 copies includes one signed fine-art-print in the size of 18 x 30 cm. 3 different motifs (see the pictures). Photographs are laid in sealed and stamped Hahnemuehle fine art cardboards. Comes in a grey stamped box with one of the three prints. Contact us if you want to choose the motif. Book: softcover, open back with book jacket, German and English, the book only is out of print, these are the last available copies.

In his highly impressive series, the Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer has investigated closed communities in Algeria / Western Sahara, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Qatar, and Russia.

By means of refined architectural and landscape photography, he has succeeded in giving a face to these otherwise effectively invisible, artificially created urban agglomerations that are hermetically sealed off from the eyes of the world either by walls or by their hostile surroundings.

His subjects are raw-material mines, military bases, and refugee camps, as well as gated communities for the wealthy. These temporally circumscribed forms of urban settlement succinctly reflect and reveal a historical turning point that the world is now experiencing at the turn of  the 21st century: dwindling resources, climate changes, political conflicts, and the wish for absolute security.

Awards:

2014    Joseph Binder Award, Editorial Design

            Award Schönste Bücher Österreichs

2013    Winner PDN Photo Annual 2013

            Nomination Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize 2014   

            Nomination German Photo Book Award 2014

            Nomination Kardinal-Koenig-Art-Award 2014

            Nomination 5th Int. Marianne-Brandt-Contest

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Thomas Seelig, Martin Parr, Rob Hornstra, Michael Kollman a.o. (organised by Photonews, Hamburg).

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Saskia Hoogerhuis (Ed. of The Photographic Image)

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by QT Luong (Terra Galleria)

Numerious int. publications, reviews and exhibitions.


more books tagged »architecture« | >> see all

more books tagged »Austrian« | >> see all

more books tagged »landscape« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Closed Cities (book + print)

by Gregor Sailer


Photographs: Gregor Sailer

Text: Wencke Hertzsch, Walter Moser, Margot Zuckriegl

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

300 pages

Pictures: 151 color

Year: 2012

Price: 220

Comments: limited collector's edition of 30 copies includes one signed fine-art-print in the size of 18 x 30 cm. 3 different motifs (see the pictures). Photographs are laid in sealed and stamped Hahnemuehle fine art cardboards. Comes in a grey stamped box with one of the three prints. Contact us if you want to choose the motif. Book: softcover, open back with book jacket, German and English, the book only is out of print, these are the last available copies.

In his highly impressive series, the Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer has investigated closed communities in Algeria / Western Sahara, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Qatar, and Russia.

By means of refined architectural and landscape photography, he has succeeded in giving a face to these otherwise effectively invisible, artificially created urban agglomerations that are hermetically sealed off from the eyes of the world either by walls or by their hostile surroundings.

His subjects are raw-material mines, military bases, and refugee camps, as well as gated communities for the wealthy. These temporally circumscribed forms of urban settlement succinctly reflect and reveal a historical turning point that the world is now experiencing at the turn of  the 21st century: dwindling resources, climate changes, political conflicts, and the wish for absolute security.

Awards:

2014    Joseph Binder Award, Editorial Design

            Award Schönste Bücher Österreichs

2013    Winner PDN Photo Annual 2013

            Nomination Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize 2014   

            Nomination German Photo Book Award 2014

            Nomination Kardinal-Koenig-Art-Award 2014

            Nomination 5th Int. Marianne-Brandt-Contest

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Thomas Seelig, Martin Parr, Rob Hornstra, Michael Kollman a.o. (organised by Photonews, Hamburg).

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by Saskia Hoogerhuis (Ed. of The Photographic Image)

Choosen as one of the best photobooks 2012 by QT Luong (Terra Galleria)

Numerious int. publications, reviews and exhibitions.


more books tagged »architecture« | >> see all

more books tagged »Austrian« | >> see all

more books tagged »landscape« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com