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dienacht Publishing is “Publisher in Residence”

dienacht Publishing ist “Publisher in Resindence” at the OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie in Vienna! OstLicht is also co-organizer of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival.

The residency begins this Thursday, April 3rd, (with the opening of the exhibition “Araki Teller Teller Araki”, yay!) and lasts for about 6 weeks. During this time, every book published by dienacht Publishing will be displayed at OstLicht and available for purchase.

A workshop with Calin Kruse from “dienacht” will take place on May 17 + 18 at OstLicht, with the title “Editing, Sequencing and Design of Photobooks”. For more information (in English and German), please check this: www.ostlicht.at/en/photobook/publisher-in-residence/dienacht-publishing/

dienacht #15 out soon – pre-order now!

It was a tough time, but the new issue of dienacht is almost there! Featuring, among others Sarah Sudhoff’s “At the Hour of our death” series, and more photography by Francesca Romeo, Tito Mouraz, Julia Sonntag, Aaron McElroy (one of the six photographers from the Nocturnes-book), Axel Beyer, Tatiana Tcherkezyan, a design Portfolio by David Einwaller, photo book reviews, …

Also, the dienacht Short Stories-section showcases again short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.

Get your copy here (worldwide shipping): www.dienacht.bigcartel.com

1000 copies, numbered
126 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German

7,00 Euro

dienacht Package

All 7 – timeless – available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages of intriguing photography, graphic-design, illustration, art and stories, photo book reviews, and so much more.

 

All 7 available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages
40 Euro (instead of 50 Euro regular price)
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Pre-order: Chad Moore – Anyone in love with you (already knows)

dienacht Publishing proudly presents Chad Moore’s book “Anyone in love with you (already knows)”, now available for pre-orders!
PLEASE NOTE that the pre-orders will be shipped on April 1st. UPDATE: The pre-orders were supposed to be shipped on April 1st, but unfortunately, the US mail service is slower than expected, so the small prints didn’t arrived yet. The books are there (and beautiful), the address labels are printed, and everything else is ready to go.
I am sorry for the delay, but the books will be dispatched as soon as the prints will arrive! Thank you for patience and understanding. 

UPDATE 2: The prints just arrived, the books will be in the mail by tomorrow, Wednesday 16!

“Whenever I move to a new city on my own, I have the same sort of experience within my first few days. I go to a bar, I sit down, stumble my way through ordering a beer in whatever language is spoken (often with lots of hand gesturing) and take a look around. Inevitably, I end up with a similar scene in front of me: a couple fighting, a couple in love, an awkward date, an older man alone. In the same bar there will always be a group of young people laughing, enjoying themselves, fully comfortable with who they are and what they are doing, or at least appearing so. This is who I’m always most interested in. How did they get to be friends? What moments have they shared together to lead to that round of laughter? Who has hurt who? Do they know it? A complex algorithm of trysts and adventures, mistakes and triumphs leading to each quip, each kiss, each stare.” – Gabi Manga

open thread stitching
14 x 20 cm, 158 pages, book in a printed slipcase
Edition of 600 copies, designed by FLUUT
35 €
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Ekaterina Anokhina – Inner Mongolia / dienacht Publishing

dienacht Publishing proudly presents: “Inner Mongolia” by Ekaterina Anokhina.

“And where is it, this place?”
“That’s the point, it is nowhere. It is quite impossible to say that it is located anywhere in the geographical sense. Inner Mongolia is not called that because it is inside Mongolia. It is inside anyone who can see the void, although the word ‘inside’ is quite inappropriate here. And it is not really any kind of Mongolia either, that’s merely a way of speaking. The most stupid thing possible would be to attempt to describe to you what it is. Take my word for this, at least – it is well worth striving all your life to reach it. And nothing in life is better than being there.”
“And how does one come to see the void?”
“Look into yourself.” said the baron.

(From “Chapayev and Void” by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield)

Edition of 60 numbered copies + 10 copies with a gelatin silver print (numbered and signed)
21 x 29.7 cm, 32 pages, printed on grey paper
Silkscreen printed envelope
Designed by FLUUT

Sold out

Neu im Shop: Calin Kruse – Darkest

“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.” – Sylvia Plath

Three books: Darkest / Kaputt / Whole / Darkest.
Every year, 10 copies of “Darkest” will be produced. Please get in touch if you’d like to reserve one.

Designed by FLUUT.

3 books: “Darkest” (around) printed on 285 g/m² silver metallic paper / “Kaputt” printed on 200 g/m² vellum paper / “Whole” printed on grey paper
Hand bound, 20 x 28 cm, 76 pages in total
Print run: 10 copies

120,00 Euro

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“Nowhere” by Leon Kirchlechner awarded with the German Photobook Prize!

Now it’s official: We are happy to announce that “Nowhere” by Leon Kirchlechner (published by dienacht Publishing and Der Greif) has just been awarded with the German Photobook Prize in Silver (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis)!

Get it here: www.dienacht-magazine.com/publishing/

dienacht #14 out now!

The very new dienacht issue arrived, featuring, among others Asger Carlsen’s “Wrong” series (also the cover story), and more photography by Chinese photographer Ren Hang, by Palíndromo Mészáros, Julia Sonntag, Scott Typaldos, “unlikely” objects by Giuseppe Colarusso, a design Portfolio by Sfia Brajal, photo book reviews, …

There is a also a brand new section: dienacht Short Stories showcases short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.

Get your copy here (worldwide shipping): www.dienacht.bigcartel.com

1000 copies, numbered
126 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German

7,00 Euro

Support!

Dear all,
“dienacht” #1 was first published about 6 years ago; 13 regular issues and 3 special issue have been published, and I still enjoy a lot discovering new and older works and making the magazine. “dienacht” has fans all around the world and many older issues are completely sold out.

But one thing never changed: “dienacht” is still a non-profit one-man-magazine, and when I say “non-profit”, I mean: I can hardly pay the printing costs (it’s printed local). Considering the periodicity, circulation of only 1000 (numbered!) copies, low selling price and high printing costs (and not to talk about the time and energy required for doing the magazine), “dienacht” will never become a commercial magazine. Still, it would be a bit relaxing not to thinking every time about how and if I can gather enough funding for paying for the production of the next issue.

There are many ways to supporting “dienacht”: write a review if you have the opportunity, or recommend dienacht to friends having this opportunity; buy one or several issues (“dienacht” is a timeless portfolio magazine); sell “dienacht” in your bookshop, gallery, store, café, …; advertise in a printed issue or on the website/blog; or spread the word about “dienacht” and share this. I’m happy about every kind of support.

Thank you,
calin

dienacht is on the road

dienacht is on the road again!
Hope to meeting you in one (or more) of these venues:

6.6. in Berlin (Leon Kirchlechner’s Book “Nowhere” released in Pavlov’s Dog, https://www.facebook.com/events/144852635706236/)
8.-9.6. in Vienna, ViennaPhotoBookFestival (https://www.facebook.com/events/205131179625623/)
12.6. in Munich, lecture about dienacht and dienacht Publishing at the University in Munich (https://www.facebook.com/events/151922791658662/)
13.-16.6. in Basel, I Never Read – Art Book Fair Basel (https://www.facebook.com/events/164368030406448/?fref=ts)

“Nowhere” by Leon Kirchlechner – Book release in Berlin

We are proud to announce our first book-release: This Thursday, June 6th, Leon Kirchlechner’s »Nowhere«, co-published by dienacht Publishing and Der Greif, will be released and presented at Pavlov’s Dog, 7 p.m., in Berlin-Mitte. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Further information about the book: www.dienacht-magazine.com/publishing/

Leon Kirchlechner: Nowhere

** German Photo Book Award 2014 for NOWHERE! **
** NOWHERE was selected by Photo-Eye as one of the best books of 2013 **

dienacht Publishing and Der Greif proudly present Leon Kirchlechner’s NOWHERE.

»Nothing […] is anywhere ever simply present or absent.« – Jacques Derrida

Was there something? Or nothing?

With no horizon, one’s view into the distance is impeded. Scanning, searching, one’s gaze comes to a standstill in Leon Kirchlechner’s photographs. The eye may slow, but it doesn’t find repose. The peace is not contemplative: it is restless. The restricted field of view has a narrowing effect. It makes the room strangely dislocated, denies me the geographical coordinates that would give me a feeling of safety. And so, even as the onlooker, I remain dislocated in the usually centrically, often symmetrically composed images. I can’t make sense of this centrality. Nor is it reassuring. Although it gives me pause, it doesn’t offer anything for me to grasp. It’s not the enjoyable, thought-provoking stillness that many works of art inspire. Rather, it’s an oppressive, constricting stillness, one that causes alarm.

»I was immediately enthralled by what I saw,« explains Leon Kirchlechner. »An inky black hole opened up suddenly and incomprehensibly in the cold, bare ground. It appeared to swallow the light. The unstructured, almost two-dimensional black was deceptive; the thought of falling into it made me shudder. How deep was it? What was in it? Was there anything? Or nothing? I expected something. I suspected something. I knew that nothing would happen and yet I was as if hypnotised. Filled with an illusory fear I stood still – and looked at what I could not see.«

This experience has become encoded in his images. The unknown that prompts these seemingly so unremarkable existential tremors within us. That what one sees before oneself is not what one senses. Namely that what appears in the image is not even present. But that absence is exactly what arrests the gaze. The actual subject of the photograph, its raison d’être, is beyond the picture. “The absence of the imaged subject is nothing other than an intense presence, receding into itself, gathering itself together in its intensity,” wrote Jean-Luc Nancy. This is addressed fundamentally and unremittingly in Leon Kirchlechner’s images.
What is present in the image is, in fact, what is absent.
Text: Prof. Ulrich Fleischmann 

Co-Published by dienacht Publishing and Der Greif.

Hard cover, clothbound
offset printed, thread stitched
30 x 22 cm, 64 pages
Print run: 800 copies, numbered
29.80 €

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Nowhere – Limited Edition – Book + Print

Get a signed, numbered copy of Leon Kirchlechner’s photobook »NOWHERE« together with a limited, signed print. You can choose one of the four following photographs (see above). All four photographs are available as a limited edition of 5 copies, size 50 x 33 cm.

In case of purchase please indicate the photograph of your choice (№ 1 to № 4) in the comments field.
All orders will be shipped by June 6th.

BOOK: 30 x 22 cm | 64 pages | numbered & signed
PRINT: Inkjet Print
Image size: 50 x 33 cm
Paper size: 52 x 35 cm
Print run: 4 x 5 copies | signed
4 photographs to choose from
300 €