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The Last Years of Childhood
Ute Behrend

The Last Years of Childhood, Ute BehrendThe Last Year Of Childhood
Ute Behrend
PowerShovel, Ltd.


128 pages
170 x 250 mm
ISBN 9784434157882


Behrends’ “Last Year of Childhood” is a family album, holiday diary and friendship book at the same time. And this diversified mix of colour and black and white images suceeds to take us on an emotional journey to the verge of childhood: snap shots, strobe lights, memories. Colorful balloons on the fence at night, summer at the lake, New Year’s Eve fireworks. Carnival, being sick, rabbits, cats, horses, Monopoly and Halloween. These images of childhood look almost ordinary, but they are belted by Ute Behrend’s great sense for patterns, symbols and image sequences. Yes, it felt all like this, you think after looking through the book. But nevertheless you cannot grasp or name it: the last year of childhood.

About the Artist
Ute Behrend is a German artist, publisher, lecturer and editor, based in Cologne, Germany. She is co-founder of BUMMBUMM BOOKS and member of the German Photography Academy (DFA) and the DGPH. Behrend’s photographs and video installations have been exhibited internationally, and are included in many public collections. After studying Photography, she published her first Book “Girls some Boys and Other Cookies”, with Scalo Publishers 1996 in Zürich.

About the Publisher
PowerShovel is a Japanese publisher specialising in photobooks.

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