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Trent Parke: Magnum Photographer

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The many Lifes of William Klein

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Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

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Daido Moriyama: Near equal

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5 copies left!

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The second edition of „Bist Du Glücklich?“ is in production and will be ready for shipping in the first week of January (I hope ;-).
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Amélie Losier at Fenster61

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…et voilá: the current exhibition at Fenster61 is „Stalin Allee vs Karl-Marx-Allee“ by Amélie Losier.

Nike of Berlin. Where’s the beer bike?

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This made my day!

„Dear Christian, I enjoyed your little Berlin book with its big German question: bist du glücklich? I made some comments:

I like the lamp.

Rush hour reflections, hang on! Brussel Sprouts.

Unhappy, thirsty bunny. Her friend’s pubic bag hangs low. The hydrant is handy.

This is the Hamburg Crouch – like the Lambeth Walk in London.

The Berliner call them ‘Wannen’. Looks wet.

Plastic surgery.

The German question again.

Kunststück. No one notices.

Windows 95 + 11

Looks like copulation. Staged.

There must be something there!


Stairway to heaven

Fly, fly, fly away!

Staged in Arles?

Nice floor, tiled wall. Underground?

“Wir Kinder …”

A sunny Vienna corner

Rie ne va plus. I like the arrow heads.

Nike of Berlin. Where’s the beer bike?

Who stole the pole?


What’s going on?

Flower Power

Blind to Gentrification

Nancy tickled my fancy – Oh my charming Billy Boy.


Almost Escher

Homage to Andy.

The answer to the question! (Bauzaun is the clue)


Bronzed liberty

This is not the answer – love is!“

Kunst Späti

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Kunst Späti #2

I am happy and feel honored to be invited to take part at KunstSpäti/Affordable Art market #2 at tête, Schönhauser Allee 161A, Berlin, NEXT wednesday evening. My books and postcards will be available at the booth of miraprospect. Check out details here. Stop by, bring some friends, have a chat, tea, coffee, cakes, whatever.

Made in Berlin

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Made in Berlin

Made in Berlin – the photobook exhibition at 12exp, is open on 4 more days: next 2 saturdays (4-8pm) and sondays (2-6pm). A very nice collection of contemporary self-published and indie publisher’s books and zines.

Udo Lindemann at Fenster61

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Udo Lindemann at Fenster61

Udo Lindemann’s exhibition „Tacheles Polaroids“ is the 100st exhibition at Fenster61! Yes, yes, yes! See and read more about his work here. Currently I am planing the first few months of the new year – read the concept and submit your work if it is intersting for you to show your work in this context.

Bist Du Glücklich?

Christian Reister


My latest little book has 64 pages, the size of a postcard and is now available online:

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Photobook Events in Berlin

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photobooks by Christian Reister: Berlin-Wien, Bist du Glücklich?, ALEX

I made a little new book recently. It is called „Bist Du Glücklich?“ (Are you happy?). And while there is nothing about it online yet I will show it at the following events along with my older babies ALEX and BERLIN+WIEN (with Kay von Aspern):

15 Nov 2014
Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin Neukölln
open: 8 pm til ?

23 Nov – 14 Dez 2014
Vernissage: 22 Nov, 7pm
MADE IN BERLIN – photobook exhibition
exp12, Greifswalder Str. 217, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
open: Sat 4-8pm + Sun 2-6pm

23 Nov 2014
BERLIN PHOTOBOOK – 1. Berliner Büchermarkt zur Stadtfotografie
Carpentier Galerie, Meinekestr. 13, 10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf
open: 1-6 pm

Stop by, have a chat, have a drink, buy a book. Or two.

Berlin Photobook Market

Christian Reister

If you are interested in Berlin city / street / documentary photography check out the 1st Berliner photobook market at Carpentier Galerie. All photographers will be present. Details

Berlin Photobook 1. Berliner Büchermarkt zur Stadtfotografie

Stéphane Lelarge at Fenster61

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Stéphane Lelarge at Fenster61

Stéphane Lelarge at Fenster61.

Torsten Schumann at Fenster61

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Torsten Schumann im Fenster61

Currently at Fenster61: Parts of Torsten Schumann’s work Wild & Sauerkraut. Check it out offline at Torstr. 61 or online here or here.

New blog: Obst und Muse

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Obst Und Muse

I have started a new blog with my friend and colleague Pepper who is a photographer, art agent and journalist based in Berlin. Obst and Muse is in German and contains interviews with all kinds of people who have something to do with photography. Photographers, curators, photo students, critics, whatever. Let’s see how things develop. Check out the first posts here.

New Yorkers in Vienna

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Had a page in Wiener Zeitung last sunday. Thank you,  Willy Puchner!

hannah goldstein at Fenster61

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hannah goldstein at Fenster61

New inside of the window: hannah goldstein’s very personal work „Good-bye Sweden“ at Fenster61.

Last week of „Berlin Photography 2“

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Parts of my exhibition at Carpentier Galerie

This week is the last week of the „Berlin Photography 2“ exhibition at Carpentier Galerie. Stop by if you haven’t seen it yet!

Parts of my exhibition at Carpentier Galerie

Artist Talks at tête

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Losts and lots of interesting guests in the current shedule of tête.
A good place to spend evenings with drinks and talks about photography located in Berlin’s Schönhauser Allee 161A.

Alexander Janetzko at Fenster61

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Suger & Zint

On display at Fenster61 – and also on the stairs: extracts of Alexander Janetzko’s beautiful new book „Sugar & Zint“. Take a look here and order the book here.

Opening this Friday

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Just a quick reminder:

Berlin Photography 2

An american journey

Christian Reister

An american journey (in Robert Frank’s footsteps) – what a lovely DVD – 1 hour film, a bonus DVD, a beautifully designed cover, a carnet, and: a map of the USA to follow the route. Sehnsucht Amerika! Derzeit ganz billig bei Zweitausendeins.

Tod Papageorge

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Here’s a nice short documentation about a true master and author of the fabulous book „American Sports, 1970, or, How We Spent the War in Vietnam“ – Tod Papageorge.

Ben De Biel at Fenster61

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Ben De Biel at Fenster61

Ben De Biel’s photographs from the early 90s are part of the wonderful book Berlin Wonderland published by bobsairport. A few of them are now on display at Fenster61 – most of them were taken in the neighbourhood.

Christian Demarco at Fenster61


Christian Demarco at Fenster61

The new exhibition at Fenster61, Torstr. 61, Berlin, is by Christian Demarco: Mein Deutsch ist ein bisschen schlecht. In the window and online.

Berlin Photography

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From ALEX, 2008-2010

Carpentier Galerie is launching its series of Berlin Photography exhibitions this may. I’m happy that my series ALEX is part of the second exhibition. In total 32 photographers will be presented within 8 exhibitions during 1 year. Some old friends and fellows amog them are Holger Biermann, Marga van den Meydenberg, Frank Silberbach, Thorsten Kirchhoff, Frank Schirrmeister and others. I’m very much looking forward to a wide overview on today’s Street and City Photography of Berlin!

Katja Haustein at Fenster61


Katja Haustein at Fenster61

A very personal Cops and Robbers story from an East Berliner childhood is on display at Fenster61 at the moment. Katja Haustein’s series can also been seen online.

an image a day keeps the doctor away

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Berlin 2009

„an image a day keeps the doctor away“ was the title of my first photoblog somewhen around 2001/2002. I’m trying do do something like this on tumblr now. Enjoy.

Silke Schwarz at Fenster61

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Silke Schwarz at Fenster61

Personal space is like a protective shield that allows people to explore and express their personalities. People must be able to individualize spaces to make them their own. “17 m2 – Waiting for Home” is a series of permanent records of the temporary, of what is probably the highest possible degree of individualization within standardized and homogenized spaces. These works depict provisional arrangements in homes for asylum seekers, arrangements that for many of these people continue to be provisional and temporary for several months, and for most of them for years. Personal effects, photographs and other items provide glimpses into the countries of origin and the cultures of those living in these homes and inject some individuality into these otherwise stark and sterile spaces.

– press text for Silke Schwarz‘ exhibition „17qm – Warten auf Heimat“ at Fenster61.

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