Mirjam Wählen

I thought of you as gold but you are such a pain
— Catalogue

Mirjam Wählen's photographic portraits of Zanzibar approach Zanzibari culture with curiosity and respect, rejecting the typical German Sehnsucht that has often transformed Zanzibar into an imaginary utopia, thereby erasing its true history. Mirjam's photos strive to replace Sehnsucht with a perspective characterized by respect and a caring distance. We thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Mirjam on this book. Moreover, we are delighted that it has been shortlisted for several international dummy book awards in the past and exhibited at the 50th Anniversary of Les Rencontres d'Arles.