A Minor Wrongdoing

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Trade book

  • Design: Michael Kominek and Henrik Malmström
  • Text: Henrik Malmström, untitled epilogue
  • Publisher: Kominek, Berlin
  • Edition: 375 signed and numbered
  • Printing: Optimal Media, Röbel
  • Binding: Paper, with embossing and silver ink on cover and back cover
  • Pagination: 288 pages (16.3 x 21 cm)
  • Illustrations: 220 b/w images
  • Photographed: 2011-14
  • Published: June 2015

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Special edition including seven-hundred photocopies, in transparent
vinyl box

  • Edition: 25 signed and numbered, plus 2 artist’s copies.
  • Box: Transparent vinyl (16.3 x 21 x 15 cm)
  • Prints: 700 photocopies, without titles. 2015 (16.3 x 21 cm)
  • Published: August 2015

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Booklet

  • Publisher: xxff.de, Berlin
  • Binding: Saddle-stitched
  • Pagination: 43 pages (13.7 x 18.7 cm)
  • Illustrations: 20 b/w images
  • Photographed: 2011-13
  • Published: October 2013

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Synopsis

Slowly but steadily we become immersed in what Henrik Malmström saw and photographed from the window of his living room. The pages of A Minor Wrongdoing unfold as a hypnotic sequence of candid shots taken in the neighborhood of St. Georg in Hamburg, between 2011 and 2014. Hundreds of them, they record the last remains of street life in an urban area that is currently undergoing fierce gentrification after recent official law enforcement against street-based prostitution.

Malmström used a cheap digital camera forcing its ISO levels to reproduce in each scene the raw effect of a surveillance cam. The grainy monochromatic material of his voyeuristic enterprise has been put together in this voluminous book replicating a messy police report archive. Printed in sharp dots, the grain adds a grade of unprecedented abstraction and beauty to the sequence whereas the quantity of images breaks with the conventional linear story structure. There is an uncanny feel in it.

And obsession: the unconfessed obsession of a
 photographer who happened to be in the right place at the
 right time. We do not get to see much of what he 
photographed but we can still imagine pretty much 
happening in this obscure underworld of transactions.

Natasha Christia

This is the second part of the St. Georg book trilogy:
Life is One Live it Well – A Minor Wrongdoing – Ok Cloth Shop

Press

Michael Grieve / 1000 Words

Brad Feuerhelm / ASX

Erik Vroons / GUP

Peter Lindhorst / Photonews

Josef Chladek / On Photobooks and Books

Pia Parkkinen / Turun Sanomat

Past Exhibitions

(Control) No Control (G) / Hamburger Kunsthalle / June 8 – August 26, 2018


In Your Face (G) / Scope Hannover / May 24 – June 30, 2018


Surveillance Index (Performing Books #1) (G) / Le Bal / January 10 – 27, 2018


Fotobokfestival Oslo (G) / Youngstorget / September 8 – 18, 2016


Foto Monumental (G) / Monumental Callao / August 13 – September 13, 2016


Best Photography Books of the Year (G) / Photoespaña / May 31 – September 4, 2016


What´s This Book? (G) / Belgrade Photo Month / April 15 – 29, 2016


Subreale Welten (G) / Port Gallery T / October 17 – November 16, 2014


FotoDoks: ACHTUNG?! (G) / Münchner Stadtmuseum / October 17 – November 25, 2012


Welcome to Nomore (S) / Photographic Centre Peri / September 20 – October 14, 2012


Bilder von der Strasse (G) / Pavlov´s Dog / August 2 – 25, 2012

Installation Views

In Your Face (G) / Scope Hannover / May 24 – June 30, 2018

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Foto Monumental (G) / Monumental Callao / August 13 – September 13, 2016

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FotoDoks: ACHTUNG?! (G) / Münchner Stadtmuseum / October 17 – November 25, 2012

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The Portable Document Format of this publication can be downloaded, printed, and shared with others as long as the authorship is credited and there is a link back to the website of the author. This publication cannot be altered in any way or used for commercial purposes nor be displayed or exhibited without the consent of the artist.

CC (BY-NC-ND) / Henrik Malmström