Bertien van Manen - I will be Wolf

Bertien van Manen - I will be Wolf

In December 1975 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen made a series of black-and-white photographs capturing daily life in metropolitan Hungary. I will be Wolf brings together many of these beautiful and never-before-seen images with the editorial direction of renowned British photographer Stephen Gill. Her snapshots of commuters, grocers, chemists, café workers, and street vendors contain all the hallmarks of a bygone era, before the grip of globalisation was able to make its mark on the country. Imbued with an air of ambivalent nostalgia, the book takes its title from the poem Grief by the 20th century Hungarian poet József Attila.

Hardback bound with Japanese paper, foil embossed text and tipped-in image
Edited by Stephen Gill
112 pages
65 tritone plates
23.8 cm x 21.5 cm

  • Publisher: Mack Books

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