Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski is known for his investigations of urban space. He became famous for exhibition projects and book publications such as “Neon Tigers” (2004), “Lost in Transition” (2007) or “The Raw and the Cooked” (2011). In recent years, Bialobrzeski worked on a long term project of photographic “City Diaries”. Seven books have already been published. The eighth publication, on Wuhan, will be published on occasion of this exhibition. In these diaries, Peter Bialobrzeski examines the question of whether the image of a city, what is fed by prejudice, what has been found and what has been conveyed by the media, can be transformed into a specific picture. A seemingly objectifying aesthetic, paired with the coincidence of the flaneur, lead to photographs that subjectively map the urban space.

Robert Morat Galerie is showing photographs from all eight series as prints and as a book installation for the first time.

The publishing house The Velvet Cell (Taipei, Osaka, Berlin) has so far released: Cairo Diary, Athens Diary, Taipei Diary, Wolfsburg Diary, Kochi Diary, Beirut Diary and Zurich Diary. In preparation are: Osaka, Mumbai, Yangon, Bangkok, Hagen, Belfast, Budapest, Minsk and Georgetown.

Peter Bialobrzeski, born 1961 in Wolfsburg, holds a teaching position at the University of Arts in Bremen. He lives and works in Hamburg. His work has been widely exhibited and published and is found in major collections both private and public. In 2012 Peter Bialobrzeski was the recipient of the prestigious Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Award by the German Society of Photography (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie).


Ute and Werner Mahler (born 1949 and 1950), were key figures in photography in the former GDR and co-founded the renowned photography agency Ostkreuz after the fall of the Wall. After having pursued successful careers for decades independently, the couple presented their first joint project in 2011, a series of black-and-white portraits titled “Monalisas of the Suburbs”. In 2014, a second joint project followed, “The Strange Days”, a series of large format landscape studies.

Now the couple presents a new joint project and its third joint publication, “Kleinstadt” (Hartmann Projects), an expedition to the German hinterland. A visit to the small German town, which consists of the pictures of many small towns: from Arzberg over Bitterfeld, Hofgeismar, Pasewalk and Zimmern to Waden and Zehdenick. “We have been interested in this topic for a long time, we worked on suburbs and non-exciting places before. We wanted to visit cities that are not in any travel guide and that are too far from the highway for people to pass through,” explains Ute Mahler in an interview with ZEIT Magazin. “These places are biotopes in which life seems manageable. Where there is great community, but also strong social control. Where there are no attractions, the little things become exciting.”

Robert Voit The Alphabet of New Plants

Archive Berlin 2015 - 2010

Orri Interiors
jedentag Fotografische Alltagsbeobachtungen von Andy Sewell, Peter Puklus und Peter de Ru
SCHWARZWEISS Zeitgenössische Positionen in der Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie
Okko Oinonen On Top of The Iceberg. Intellectual Exiles
fotoform Deutsche Fotografie der 50er Jahre
Enver Hirsch Menschen Tiere Sensationen
Andy Scholz Fotografie 2002-2006
Wolf Böwig Fotoarbeiten 1995-2005
Michael Melcer Milch and Hering Jewish Food Shops in New York

Archive Hamburg 2015 - 2004