PETER BIALOBRZESKI | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2018
GEORGE TOWN DIARY
A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY BY PETER BIALOBRZESKI
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, OBSCURA FESTIVAL 2018
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Peter Bialobrzeski was our second artist in our Artist In Residence programme between the 17-26 August 2018. The exhibition and book release of George Town Diary is scheduled for OBSCURA Festival 2020
GEORGE TOWN DIARY
The George Town Diary follows Peter’s Diary practise that spans over 10 such studies. The work is a first a scanning of urban spaces with first the eye, and then the camera. The selection process is at once an academic and intuitive process - a careful selection of images that build up a tapestry of the city. The George Town Diary at once becomes a a cultural, historic and artistic document which, in itself stands on its own, but also feeds into the wider area of Peter’s work as it is referenced against and upon itself.
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 Folkwangschule in Essen and the LCP in London. In the last seventeen years he has published seventeen books. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and Australia. He won several awards including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010. Since 2002, Peter has been a Professor for photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. He runs workshops around the world. He is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, LA Galerie in Frankfurt/Germany and also shows with Robert Morat Gallery in his hometown Hamburg, as well as at m97 Gallery in Shanghai. In 2012 he was honoured with the Erich Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh).
All photos © Peter Bialobrzeski