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LOIS HECHENBLAIKNER: VOLKSMUSIK -- FOLK MUSIC. Wolfgang Ullrich. Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, 2018. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 144 pp. with 120 col. ills. 29 x 29 cm. ISBN 9783958291751 In English.
Due date: June 2018. Publisher's description: For 20 years Austrian photographer Lois Hechenblaikner (born 1958) has been photographing the fans at Austrian folk music festivals. On his travels he has visited more than 100 festivals, open-air concerts and fan gatherings. Hechenblaikner's particular passion is for the people who undertake long journeys barring no expense, just to get that little bit closer to their idols. It's a phenomenon which sociologist Gerhard Schulze describes as "Harmoniemilieu," where the desire for a perfect world becomes one's sole and strongest driving force. In Volksmusik Hechenblaikner explores the possibilities of large-format photography to create a typology of the public at folk-music festivals. With careful precision he documents the facial expressions, gestures and clothing of his various protagonists, revealing their psychologies and life stories.
Artist(s):Hechenblaikner, Lois
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814284
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