The Danube River Project, Andreas Müller-Pohle

The Danube River Project
Andreas Müller-Pohle

The Danube River Project, Andreas Müller-PohleThe Danube River Project
Andreas Müller-Pohle
Peperoni Books

Text by Ivaylo Ditchev.


176 pages
300 x 240 mm
ISBN 9783980967751


This photobook is a portrait of the Danube river. On its way to the “new Europe”, the river flows through ten states – Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, the Ukraine and Romania – and thus more countries and landscapes than any other river on the continent.The photographs, taken from both below and above the river‘s surface, provide an intriguing impression of the Danube with its unique urban panoramas and natural phenomena, its bridges, harbours and factories.

Müller-Pohle‘s poetically documentary portrait of the Danube also includes the water as a chemical substrate: Water samples taken from the spots photographed have been chemically analyzed and the values inscribed into the image. The result is a “pictorial atlas” and a “blood count” all in one: an aesthetic and scientific compendium of Europe‘s most important river, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea.

About the Artist
Andreas Müller-Pohle is a Berlin-based media artist and publisher. He studied Economics and Communications at the Universities of Hanover and Göttingen and, in 1979, founded European Photography, an independent art magazine for contemporary photography and new media.His first artistic projects from the late 1970s focused on issues of photographic perception, and later on photo recycling, now also incorporating video. In the mid-1990s, he began exploring the use of digital, genetic and political codes. In his most recent works, he addresses the subject of water with extensive portraits of the Danube River and the megalopolis of Hong Kong.

About the Publisher
Founded by Hannes Wanderer in Berlin in 2004, Peperoni Books is dedicated to contemporary photography and the publication of high-quality photobooks.


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