Bettina von Zwehl has built an international reputation for her subtle and unnerving photographic portraits. Surveyed in this comprehensive monograph, von Zwehl’s work forms a delicate and exquisitely detailed catalogue of human physiognomy. Her concise series of images are highly controlled both in terms of their minimalist aesthetic and the exacting conditions she imposes on her subjects. The portraits reveal not the conscious projection of an identity but a space between the subject’s private and thoughtful world and their public appearance.
Edited by Rebecca Drew, this Photoworks Monograph features essays by Joanna Lowry and Darian Leader, an interview with the artist by Charlotte Cotton and an introduction by David Chandler.
Co-published with Steidl
Designed by SMITH
Published in 2007
Clothbound hardback with dust jacket
290mm x 220mm
62 colour plates