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13.10.2010

 

Michael Wolf's 'Tokyo Compression' : book presentation and exhibition opening at 25books in Berlin

Whenever non-Japanese people think of Tokyo, it won't be long before almost automatically the common clichés pop up from the obscurity of our memory. There is Sofia Coppola's film ‘Lost in Translation’, the colourful Harajuku girls and of course the massive crowds. Michael Wolf dedicated himself to the latter and explored the subterranean congested area, the belly of the beast: The Tokyo underground system.

In his series ‘Tokyo Compression’, he documents the insanity, which takes place day by day underneath the Japanese capital. Thousands and thousands commute, restrained between glass, steel and other people, from their home to their workplace and vice versa. Obviously, they are trying to endure the madness, while their faces are tenderly pressed against the fogging windows.

Michael Wolf was born in 1954 in Munich and grew up in the United States. He is known for his large format architectural photographs of Chicago and Hong Kong. He works as a freelance photographer for Stern (among others). He was awarded a 2005 World Press Photo Award in the category of ‘Contemporary Issue Stories’.

25 books will be presenting the new book to celebrate the European month of photography and cordially invites you to join them for the book's presentation and exhibition opening on the 12th of November. The artist will be present.


Michael Wolf –
Tokyo Compression


Book
featuring an essay by Christian Schüle
112 Pages, ISBN 978-3-941825-08-6

Exhibition
25books, Brunnenstraße 152, 10115 Berlin
12th of November – 8th of December 2010-10-12

Private View
12th of November 2010, 7pm, Michael Wolf will be present.

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

PEPERONI BOOKS : Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf