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Peter Bialobrzeski from OSAKA DIARY, 2014

Peter Bialobrzeski turns his gaze on the city of Osaka, the traditional economic hub of Japan, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with more than 20 million inhabitants. Capturing its wide boulevards and hidden back alleys, Bialobrzeski’s images reveal a city in constant flux. The photographs can be read in a sociologic, artistic, documentary and therefore historic context. But they also address the space between the author and the city out there.


Peter Bialobrzeski studied politics and sociology before he became a photographer for a local paper in his native Wolfsburg/Germany. He travelled extensively in Asia before he went back to study photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and the LCP in London. In the last 17 years he has published 21 books. His works have been exhibited in Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and Australia. He has won several awards, including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010. Since 2002 Peter Bialobrzesk has been a regular Professor for photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen/Germany.