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Die Blinden
Oliver Sieber

Die Blinden, Oliver Sieber

Die Blinden, Oliver SieberDie Blinden
Oliver Sieber

Text by Kerstin Stremme


Edition of 50
54 pages
230 x 270 mm
ISBN 3932187563


Many are blind from birth, some suffer from diabetes and have lost their eyesight as a result, a woman can no longer see after a psychological shock: the Düsseldorf photographer Oliver Sieber portrayed 30 blind people – people on the night side of life, those without pictures live, for whom dress codes hardly play a role and who, when meeting other people, are not as quick to form prejudices as sighted people. “It’s fascinating,” says Sieber, “how open the blind people are – how they take the time to get to know someone, to classify them by their voice, smell, what they say. That’s what the photos tell, among other things.

About the Artist
Oliver Sieber studied photography in Bielefeld and Düssseldorf. Since 1999 he has worked with Katja Stuke on Frau Böhm, a photo project in the form of a magazine, see Sieber’s work usually takes the form of series and he is fascinated by the subject of identity and the phenomenon of young people and their subcultures. This led to the series SkinsModsTeds, B-Boyz B-Girlz, 11Girlfriends and Boy meets Girl. In 2006 he spent time in Japan for an artist in residence program, where he made the series J_Subs as well as character thieves, for which he photographed young people dressed up as their favorite manga characters. Over the past few years exhibitions of his work have been held at, among others, the Photographers Gallery London, the Photographische Sammlung SK/Stiftung Kultur in Cologne, the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, the Photo Espana Festival in Madrid, your Gallery in Krakow and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Sieber has published a number of books. The latest two are based on his work character thieves an imaginary club.

About the Publisher
Markus Schaden was born in 1965 and lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He has been a bookseller since 1985 and, in 1998, he opened the photobook store in Cologne. In 1995, he founded the Schaden publishing house, which publishes limited photography editions and special releases.

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