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The Photobook Show

The Moon

episode 1

Tue, April 5, 2022 at 1pm (ET)
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These days, the photobook has become a crazy popular (and important) form of photographic expression bursting with creative energy. In this new series, StrudelmediaLive teacher Stefan Frank will be looking at recent (and not-so-recent) photobooks that you might not know about — and how they advance this unique medium.

In this first episode, Stefan will present two photobooks relating to the moon: Lunario by Guido Guidi (Mack), and Dream Moons by Yurian Quintanas Nobel (Void).

Lunario by Guido Guidi
published by Mack Books in 2020

A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi’s Lunario comes back to the moon as a source of stylistic and thematic inspiration: a symbol of melancholy and madness, changeability and a constant reminder of the transience of everyday life.

Dream Moons by Yurian Quintanas Nobel
published by Void in 2021

“My house looked like a maze, a tenebrous shelter where nobody could enter…. I walked through its corridors and up and down the stairs, but I couldn’t reach the exit. Darkness everywhere.”

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Stefan Frank

Stefan Frank is a photographer and writer, working from Heidelberg, Germany. Way before he came to photography, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Ruhr Universität Bochum and worked as an IT specialist. He studied at Atelier Smedsby with JH Engström and Margot Wallard in Paris in 2017, before he eventually began studying photography at Ostkreuzschule, Berlin, with Peter Bialobrzeski. He graduated in 2023 with the work Irgendwo (“Anywhere”), a project dealing with politically motivated crime and the terror-spree of the far right in Germany. He has been teaching with StrudelmediaLive since 2020, giving courses on surrealism, poetics of space, gestalt theory for photographers, and more. His work has been exhibited in Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Berlin.

Stefan teaches the poetics of space, nighttime photography, and much more — including presenting The Photobook Show — for StrudelmediaLive.