Edited by Katja Stuke, Karin Krijgsman & Hans Gremmen
Softcover Japanese Bound
170 x 240 mm
‘Nationalfeiertag’, is a book about one of the biggest, and most monitored squares in the world: Tiananmen Square in Beijing. 26 years ago the student protest took place in April and May and the massacre on June 4th. Officials and police try to control the images taken on the Square. Katja Stuke filmed a few hours of material on Tiananmen Square, and Chinese National Holiday on Oct. 1st as the following Golden Week. From this footage she extracted hundreds of portraits. The book combines these portraits with newspaper clippings which are collected and spread by the June 4th Museum in Hong Kong to keep the memory of the protests of 1989 alive.
About the artist
Katja Stucke, born 1968, is a German photographer. She studied from 1988 to 1993 she studied visual communication in Dusseldorf, specializing in typography , photography / film. From 1993 to 1998 she worked for Michael Schirner . Together with Oliver Sieber , with whom she forms an artist couple and runs a joint studio in Düsseldorf, she publishes the photography project Frau Böhm , which developed into Böhm / Kobayashi.
About the publisher
Fw:Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and related topics. Photography is a unique medium; it doesn’t have a fixed way of revealing itself. We see the choice to make a book as a choice to make a new work.