The first major monograph dedicated to Michael Schmidt (1945-2014), a central figure in contemporary Germanphotography.
The catalogue of the retrospective of the Berlin based photographer Michael Schmidt presents the development of the artistic process of his work. The groups of works are represented by a selection of works. Numerous images of working material as work prints or book dummies as well as archival material as invitation cards, posters and exhibition views give further information about the work of Michael Schmidt on his book- and exhibition projects. The essays of Ute Eskildsen, Janos Frecot, Peter Galassi, Heinz Liesbrock and Thomas Weski are texts of curators, who worked closely with the artist on various projects during his lifetime. This book is the first survey publication which shows the complete work of Michael Schmidt.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, from May 21 to October 25, 2020, Jeu de Paume, Paris, from May 11 to August 29, 2021, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, from September 28 to February 28, 2022, and Albertina, Vienna, from March 24 to June 12, 2022.