Bertien van Manen
I will be Wolf

In December 1975 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen made a series of black-and-white photographs capturing daily life in metropolitan Hungary, which was then under Soviet occupation. I will be Wolf brings together many of these beautiful and never-before-seen images with the editorial direction of renowned British photographer Stephen Gill. Her snapshots of commuters, grocers, chemists, café workers, and street vendors contain all the hallmarks of a bygone era, before the grip of globalisation was able to make its mark on the Soviet Bloc. Imbued with an air of ambivalent nostalgia, the book takes its title from a line in the poem Grief by the 20th century Hungarian poet József Attila.


64 pages

Publication date: October 2017

€30.00 £25.00 $35.00

ISBN 978-1-910164-91-4

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