City Plaza project becomes a book
Those who have known us for a long time may remember the project »City Plaza – Story of an Appropriation«. From 2016 to 2019, up to 400 refugees, local activists and international volunteers lived together in a former hotel in Athens. During several visits, Frieder photographed residents and rooms of the house with a large-format camera. At the same time, together with Xiafou Wang and Claude Somot, he distributed point-and-shoot cameras to residents, who used them to document their everyday lives. From the collection of over 7000 photographs as well as interviews and texts from other participants, Frieder is now working on a photo book – accompanied by many photo book experts in a year-long program organized by Brad Feuerhelm of “Nearest Truth”. At the end he will search for a publisher with a so-called dummy!