Text engl. - „The most exquisite memories of the Ottoman history are brought back to life with an album of photographs from the Yildiz Collection. In the 1880s upon an order of Sultan Abdülhamid II, Mecca and Medina, the two sanctuaries of Islam, were photographed and catalogued, together with thousands of other frames that portrayed the Ottoman lands. There are over 80 photographs in the album showing us what these blessed cities looked like in the 19th century and what they have lost over the course of time. Contents: "The Ka'ba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca“; "The Prophet's Mosque in Medina“; "Cemeteries of Jannat al-Mualla and Jannat al-Baqi“; "Tombs of Khadija and Hamza“; "Ajyad Fortress and Ottoman Barracks“; "Mina, Mount Arafat, and pilgrimage“.“ (www.amazon.de/Yildiz-Albums-Sultan-Abdulhamid-Mecca-Medina/dp/1597840548/ref=pd_sim_14_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=524ABWT2VRQQQ7RDPDNZ; seen 02.2018).
Text fr. - Fr. ed. Les autochromes de J. H. Lartrigue 1912-1927. [Avec une conversation avec J.-H. Lartigue a propos de ses autochromes de Georges Herscher]. Paris: Herscher 1980. Dt. Ausgabe: Autochrome. Frühe Farbphotos 1912-1927. Kehl: Swan 1981.
Text engl. - The widely-celebrated French photographer Laurence Vidal has selected more than 100 black and white photographs taken since the 1970s during her travels in China. They highlight not quaint, historic or pretty aspects of China but seemingly -unposed situations of people living their daily lives in cities or rural contexts. A remarkable insight into life as it is.
Text engl. - The Bechers did not seek to depict these areas as individual architectural objects, but rather to contextualize them as complete facilities and heavy industry complexes in their urban and rural environment...