Book of the Week: da sein: Porträt und Raum

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Last semester, German photographer Thomas Meyer challenged the 14 dedicated amateurs and aspiring pros in his seminar at the OSTKREUZ School for Photography & Design to tell stories about people in relationship to their environments.

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This thoughtful, beautifully designed book is the result: portraits of teenagers in their rooms, freelancers in their work spaces, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on billboards all over Berlin, and plenty more. In English, the book’s title means “be there: portrait and space,” and these images will take you right into the worlds of its subjects.

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As part of Berlin’s lively arts scene, the OSTKREUZ School offers all sorts of documentary, editorial, and fine-art photography classes to enthusiasts and pros alike. Last year’s Photography Book Now winner Judith Stenneken has studied there, and we’re thrilled that Thomas Meyer chose to make a Blurb book with his students.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Berlin in the next week, stop by the exhibit at Markthalle Kreuzberg, Eisenbahnstraße 42/43. The opening reception is Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., and the show continues March 28 through April 1 every day between 6 and 10 p.m.

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