In ‟No Buddha in Suburbia” Peter Bialobrzeski returns to Asia, for his new photographical case study in urbanism and humanity. After his last major series ‟Die zweite Heimat” on his native Germany (with a touring exhibition and sold out book) he followed an invitation of the Goethe Institute to Mumbai. Mumbai’s Suburbia counts as one of the largest urban sprawls on the planet and in contrary to the western notion of the word, it is a dystopian environment. The overpopulated streets are lined with an eclectic mix of derelict buildings, high rises, slums and huge billboards. The population density is 22.000 people/km²! In the pictures for this series Peter Bialobrzeski tries to condense these highly intense and complex impressions in impressive tableaus that are presented in this publication for the first time.

24,3 × 30,4 cm | 168 pages | ca. 70 illus.
Text by Rahul Mehrotra | English/German
Bookdesign Andrea Rauschenbusch, Bremen
ISBN 978-3-96070-031-9
34.- EUR
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Out Now: ZURICH DIARY 112 pages / 140 x 210 mm
Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset
978-1-908889-65-2
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Hartmann Books
23 × 28 cm | 148 Pages, 78 Images
Text Henning Sußebach | German/Englisch
Bookdesign Andrea Rauschenbusch, Bremen
ISBN 978-3-96070-014-2
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"Bialobrzeski cites both Caspar David Friederich and Joel Sternfeld as influences for hie series of massively scaled landscape photographs, and he strikes an ideal balance between romanticism and realism. His subject is HEIMAT, a nostalgic notion of the German homeland, which was tainted by the Nazis. Bialobrzeski attempts to rescue it from kitsch and xenophobia in these broad, low slung and shamelessly beautiful vistas of snowy mountains, verdant hills, and busy beaches. People, often quite tiny, are visible in all these spaces , and their humble presence gives an abstract idea a spark of soul."
The New Yorker

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"It's paradise now but, as the title implies, it will shortly be Paradise Lost. And, as in John Milton's Biblical tale, the loss will be because of human fallibility. It's an interesting idea and it's, largely, impeccably executed. "
British Journal of Photography
Paradise Now
HatjeCantz Publishers
Foreword by Peter Bialobrzeski, texts by Alex Rühle
German/English
2009. 132 pp., 70 color ills.
34.00 x 27.30 cm clothbound
ISBN 978-3-7757-2332-9
out of print

xxxHoly-Journeys into the Spiritual Heart of India is my first monographic book, published in the year 2000

"The urban centers in Mr. Bialobrzeski's pictures flow together into a single fictional city more real than reality, for cities are no longer singular places but nodes in the information network, ''not a place but a process,'' as Manuel Castells wrote in 1996 in ''The Rise of Network Society.'' The megacities of Southeast Asia exist in these images as a fantasy that makes no solid distinctions between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Peter Bialobrzeski's photographs put a radiant, glamorous face on globalization and the invisible and powerful network that shapes our surroundings -- and virtually runs our lives." Vicki Goldberg, New York Times
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"We roam across this district on the periphery, which embodies the most blatant symbol of social injustice. Here and there one sees a stray inhabitant of the sub-proletarian quarter, squatting on the sidewalk, dozing, or preparing meals, who no longer has a place in the urban cycle of exploitation.. Although this place is a living hell, awakening gloomy, infernal impressions in us, we cannot help but be fascinated by it." Peter Lindhorst

The Raw and the Cooked
HatjeCantz Publishers
Text by Peter Lindhorst, design by Indra Kupferschmid
German/English
2011. 160 pp., 128 color ills.
34.90 x 28.80 cm clothbound
ISBN 978-3-7757-3192-8
out of print

In his thought-provoking series, the artist takes photographs of these isolated structures, often in the evening hours, when the brightly lit windows convey a sense of the domestic comfort these homes have for their owners despite all of the cracks in the walls. Following the publication of Case Study Homes and Informal Arrangements, this striking series, which completes the Habitat trilogy, also asks the viewer uncomfortable questions and forcefully underscores the fundamental right of every human being to a home and a feeling of security.

Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai
Hatje Cantz Publishers
German, English
2014. ca. 116 pp
20.00 x 29.80 cm
Design:Andrea Rauschenbusch
ISBN 978-3-7757-3829-3
Out of print


"It seems we are indeed lost in some sort of transition, or maybe we are witnessing something universal - the desire for a better future? Globalization? The replacement of a long tradition of local architecture with something futuristic?"
Jörg Colberg

Lost in Transition
HatjeCantz Publishers
Texts by Michael Glasmeier
German/English
2007. 128 pp
30.90 x 24.60 cm hardcover
ISBN 978-3-7757-2049-6
Out of print

“Bialobrzeski is our witness to social injustice, aspirations and futility. Again, his depictions of Africa are not without hope. He acts as our eyes, zooming in on details of a home where hope remains, a home decorated with love and pride, as comfortable as it is in the inhabitant's power to make it.” EYEMAZING

Informal Arrangements
Hatje Cantz Publishers
Texts by Peter Bialobrzeski, Indra Wussow, graphic design by Peter Bialobrzeski, Kathrin Hufen
German/English
2010. 96 pp., 77 color ills.
24.60 x 21.70 cm hardcover
ISBN 978-3-7757-2660-3
out of print

“For a second, Peter Bialobrzeski brings globalization to a halt and shows us, in his great photographs, what we usually do not see.” F.A.Z.

Case Study Homes
HatjeCantz Publishers
Texts by Peter Bialobrzeski
German/English
2009. 84 pp., 58 color ills.
23.90 x 22.60 cm hardcover
ISBN 978-3-7757-2469-2
out of print

Kochi Diary was photographed in July 2017 in Kochi, India.
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Kochi Diary
Design: Andrea Rauschenbusch
112 pages / 140 x 210 mm
Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset
978-1-908889-44-7
Limited Edition of 500
TVC057

Beirut Diary
Design: Andrea Rauschenbusch
112 pages / 140 x 210 mm
Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset
978-1-908889-40-9
Limited Edition of 500
TVC053

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Wuhan Diary

Design: Andrea Rauschenbusch
112 pages / 140 x 210 mm
Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset
978-1-908889-64-05
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TVC064

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Wolfsburg Diary is the third book of my "City Diaries" series published by THE VELVET CELL.Between 27th September and 3rd October 2015 I have taken extensive walks in my hometown. The work has been developed in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg Diary
The Velvet Cell, London 2015
112 p.,51 color photographs, 14 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-1-908889-29-4
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Capturing Cairo between the overthrow of Morsi and Mubarak, Bialobrzeski’s images portray daily life in the Egyptian capital at a time of major urban, social and political upheaval and renewal. As silent and tranquil as they are anxious and tense, the images demonstrate Bialobrzeski’s ability to find beauty in chaos. The atmosphere is charged as we, the viewer, are left to contemplate what turn Cairo will take next.

Cairo Diary

Peter Bialobrzeski
104 pp / 140 x 210 mm
4 Colour Offset
Limited Edition of 1000
Design: Andrea Rauschenbusch
ISBN 978-1-908889-20-1

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Athens Diary is the follow-up to 2014’s Cairo Diary and the 2nd in Peter Bialobrzeski’s City Diaries Series with The Velvet Cell.


Athens Diary
Peter Bialobrzeski
112 pp / 140 x 210 mm
Design: Andrea Rauschenbusch
Limited Edition of 500
ISBN:978-1-908889-29-4
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Taipei Diary is the 4th publication of the City Diaries. You can order your copy here.

Taipei Diary
112 pp / 140 x 210 mm
Swiss Binding
4 Colour Offset
Limited Edition of 500
978-1-908889-30-0