Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land
Wolfgang Bellwinkel: Vast Land

Hartmann Books
Wolfgang Bellwinkel

Book design

Vast Land by Wolfgang Bellwinkel is a photographic study of the last three capitals of Myanmar: Mandalay (1857–1885), Yangon (1885–2005) and Naypyitaw (since 2005). Bellwinkel’s photographs tell the story of a country in which one tragedy has followed another since the mid 19th century: colonial appropriation, world and civil wars, natural disasters, military dictatorship, ethnic conflicts, expulsions. In contrast to the drama and density of the events, Bellwinkel’s images are sober and precise photographs with which he exposes the character and the different layers of time of the three cities. Complementing the photographs, the 20-page essay by sociologist Heinz Schütte provides an in-depth look at the history and present of the featured cities.

No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home
No Land Called Home

Kehrer Publishers, Wolfgang Bellwinkel

Book design

Wolfgang Bellwinkel investigates something that might be described as a state of mind: the longing for otherness, for strangeness, and the restlessness of someone who seeks exceptional experiences, and perhaps knowledge, in far-away climes. The book contains photos from the last 18 years and own short stories, which function as autonomous companions of the photographic material. Private shots are interwoven with documentary images, world events with biographical interludes. The book demonstrates a deep commitment to biographically oriented photography, which its author places in the context of events taking place in a constantly changing, globalized world.

Award: Prädikat Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – Nominated 2014

Naypyitaw: An Approach – Heinz Schütte, Wolfgang-Bellwinkel
Naypyitaw: An Approach – Heinz Schütte, Wolfgang-Bellwinkel
Naypyitaw: An Approach – Heinz Schütte, Wolfgang-Bellwinkel
Naypyitaw: An Approach – Heinz Schütte, Wolfgang-Bellwinkel
Naypyitaw: An Approach – Heinz Schütte, Wolfgang-Bellwinkel

Friedrich-Ebert-Association Myanmar, Goethe Institute Myanmar

Photo book design

The first photo and text book about Myanmar’s new capital, a megalomaniac ghost town. The result of a common journey and field studies by Heinz Schütte and Wolfgang Bellwinkel. Co-published and distributed by JB. Institute

25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years
25 Years

Wolfgang Bellwinkel

Editorial design

Wolfgang Bellwinkel, a review: 25 years of photography on 6 meters of paper.