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Romeo Alaeff

In der Fremde. Pictures from Home

Nadine Barth Romeo Alaeff Yuval Noah Harari Eva Hoffman



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Hatje Cantz
11 March 2021
Eight years after moving from New York City to Berlin, a feeling of alienation still haunts me. I wander the streets alone at night, camera in hand, trying to find my place in my latest 'home.' What does home mean when one is a stranger living in another country? Artist Romeo Alaeff explores this question in In der Fremde: Pictures from Home, a haunting, cinematic, and evocative survey of Berlin as seen through the lens of an eternal outsider. Framed by Alaeff's complex familial background, spanning from Yemen to the former USSR, Poland, Israel, and the United States, the photographs are tinged with a deep sense of longing and touch on themes of migration, belonging, and the search for home. Inspiring essays by Yuval Noah Harari, Christian Rattemeyer, Charles Simic, Eva Hoffman, Rory MacLean, Joseph Kertes, and Romeo Alaeff illuminate a wide horizon of perspectives.
Text by:   Romeo Alaeff, Yuval Noah Harari, Eva Hoffman, Joseph Kertes
Edited by:   Nadine Barth
Imprint:   Hatje Cantz
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 260mm, 
Weight:   1.280kg
ISBN:   9783775748209
ISBN 10:   3775748202
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   11 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ROMEO ALAEFF (*1970, Brooklyn) lives in Berlin. Originally studying biomedical engineering, he received a BA in photography from Tulane University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His works, which often deal with epistemological, psychological, or sociological issues, are exhibited worldwide.

Reviews for Romeo Alaeff: In der Fremde. Pictures from Home

[A]t night, the artist Romeo Alaeff walked the streets of Berlin alone with his camera. He took photos of the skyline, of young people fighting on the train, and empty pools and buildings. He captured this loneliness and transience in [his book which] inspired by that sense of being uprooted, of living somewhere new and trying to orient oneself in a new land.--Sophie Kemp Garage

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