Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski is known for his investigations of urban space. He became famous for exhibition projects and book publications such as “Neon Tigers” (2004), “Lost in Transition” (2007) or “The Raw and the Cooked” (2011). In recent years, Bialobrzeski worked on a long term project of photographic “City Diaries”. Seven books have already been published. The eighth publication, on Wuhan, will be published on occasion of this exhibition. In these diaries, Peter Bialobrzeski examines the question of whether the image of a city, what is fed by prejudice, what has been found and what has been conveyed by the media, can be transformed into a specific picture. A seemingly objectifying aesthetic, paired with the coincidence of the flaneur, lead to photographs that subjectively map the urban space.
Robert Morat Galerie is showing photographs from all eight series as prints and as a book installation for the first time.
The publishing house The Velvet Cell (Taipei, Osaka, Berlin) has so far released: Cairo Diary, Athens Diary, Taipei Diary, Wolfsburg Diary, Kochi Diary, Beirut Diary and Zurich Diary. In preparation are: Osaka, Mumbai, Yangon, Bangkok, Hagen, Belfast, Budapest, Minsk and Georgetown.
Peter Bialobrzeski, born 1961 in Wolfsburg, holds a teaching position at the University of Arts in Bremen. He lives and works in Hamburg. His work has been widely exhibited and published and is found in major collections both private and public. In 2012 Peter Bialobrzeski was the recipient of the prestigious Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Award by the German Society of Photography (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie).