Gundula Schulze Eldowy: Berlin on a Dog’s Night [en]

340 pp.
134 black and white illustrations
thread-sewn hardcover

Leipzig April, 2024
ISBN: 9783959058216

Width: 22 cm
Length: 26 cm

Language(s): English

Lamm & Kirch, Caspar Reuss

Gundula Schulze Eldowy

Gundula Schulze Eldowy

Between 1977 and 1990, Gundula Schulze Eldowy roamed East Berlin with her camera: her powerful, direct images capture the long post-war period in the socialist part of the city, the deep scars of the inferno that had engulfed Germany, and the old Berlin milieu with its one-of-a-kind individuals and people living on the fringes, who soon vanished from the face of the city after the fall of the wall. Schulze Eldowy trains her gaze on the existential aspects of life. She looks at the world with a rare combination of sensitivity and a lack of inhibition that is both touching and painful.

The series of images that are being shown in Berlin on a Dog’s Night constitute Schulze Eldowy’s early work. These are the pictures that brought her international recognition and now feature in important photographic collections. The book, which has long been out of print, is now being reprinted in a new layout with over thirty additional photographs.

Gundula Schulze Eldowy, b. 1954 in Erfurt, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) and began working as a freelance photographer in Berlin in 1984. In the period up until 1990, she produced the black-and-white works Berlin in einer Hundenacht, Arbeit, Aktporträts, Tamerlan, and the two colour cycles Der große und der kleine Schritt and Den letzten beißen die Hunde. In 1990 she embarked on a series of journeys that took her to Egypt (1993–2000), Japan (1996 –97), and, from 2001 on, to Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. She lives in Berlin and Peru.

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