Mirjam Wählen

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

Mirjam Wählens photographical portrait of Zanzibar approaches Zanzibari culture with curiosity and respect, refusing the typical German Sehnsucht that has transformed Zanzibar into an imaginary utopia while robbing it of its history. The photos of Mirjam strive to replace Sehnsucht with a respectful perspective, a distance that nevertheless cares. We very much enjoyed working with Mirjam on this book. And of course we are very happy, it was shortlisted for several international dummy book awards in the past and shown at the 50th Anniversaryof Les Rencontres d'Arles.