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Oktoberfest 1984–2019

For 35 years, Munich photographer Volker Derlath has hardly missed a Wiesn day. With his camera, right in the middle of the action, he is capturing intimate moments, touching scenes, moments full of violence and comedy. The “folk festival of all folk festivals” reminds him, with its incomparable coarseness of folk amusements, of the Middle Ages, he says. The Wiesn is a kind of utopia where visitors can live out what has long since been domesticated in their everyday lives and swept under the rug of civilization.

Photographer: Volker Derlath
Editor: Melville Brand Design
Design: Lars Harmsen, Florian Brugger / Melville Brand Design
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Introduction: Christian Topp
Release: September 2021
Format: 210 × 280 mm
Volume: 208 pages
Language: German + English
Binding: Stitched Binding
Cover: Refined book cover
Printing: Druckerei Vogl
ISBN: 978-3-948440-28-2
Price: € 38.–

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