For the first time, The Velvet Cell publishes five new City Diaries, Belfast, Dhaka, Linz, Minsk and Yangon are published together as a set. These 5 books, like the previous 10 already published, map a photographic archive of the city at the beginning of the 21st century. Previously published are: Cairo Diary, Taipei Diary, Athens Diary, Wolfsburg Diary, Kochi Diary, Zurich Diary, Beirut Diary, Wuhan Diary, Budapest Diary and Osaka Diary.
City Diaries is a joint publishing project between The Velvet Cell and award-winning German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski. Each diary focuses on a single city, somewhere in the world, against the backdrop of a rapidly urbanizing world. All books were designed by Andrea Rauschenbusch, the series maintain the same size of 14x21cm, contain 51 double-page photographs and a diary text.
Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including “Neon Tigers”, “Heimat”, “Paradise Now” and “No Buddha in Suburbia”.