Self-portrait in round mirror © Vivian Maier, Courtesy of the Estate of Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier: A life through the viewfinder

A decade ago, experts and the general public were surprised by the impressive photographic work of a previously unknown artist: Vivian Maier. With her camera, she told everyday stories from New York and Chicago by capturing decisive and often bizarre moments on the street. Her photos document real life in the United States from the 1950s onwards in the most impressive way. Although she had no photographic training and no interest in presenting her extraordinary skills to a wider audience, her work has attracted unprecedented posthumous attention.

Price list at a market in Morocco / © Photo: Georg Berg

Parlez-vous Español, please

Review of the book by Françoise Hauser, in which she describes the differences and similarities of many world languages in an easily understandable way.

Annabelle Hirsch, journalist with German-French roots explains the genesis of her first book. Things. A history of women in 100 objects / © Photo: Georg Berg

Things. A history of women

For Annabelle Hirsch, everyday objects are not trivia, but access to history. Her look at 100 objects opens a Wunderkammer of femininity

Reading culinary books in the city library / © Photo: Georg Berg

Cookbooks with added value

About cookbooks that open up whole new worlds, tell of the cuisines of distant countries, or provide entertaining knowledge about our foods

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