Greek Dog Days is a shadowed meander through city streets and inter-city roads. Niederkirchner migrates from one desolate scene to the next as if he himself is one of the stray dogs; vagrant, aimless. While dark in nature, Niederkirchner’s photographs suggest also the country’s clean slate as it were; perhaps an opportunity for regrowth in a new, hopeful direction. Wild and dusky with glimpses of affection, the Greece portrayed by Niederkirchner is misted yet razor-sharp. Greek Dog Days invites us on an entrancing and ominous journey. Greek Dog Days is the recipient of the Volumes Zurich Art Book award, 2020 and has been reviewed in C4 journal
Photographs: Ilja Niederkirchner, Essay: 3.14, Design: Freya Copeland and Youvalle Levy, Replika Publishing, Printing: We Make It Berlin, Binding: Freya Copeland, Youvalle Levy, with assistance from: Ilja Niederkirchner, Roberta Stein, Merve Terzi, Kami Bugnet, Gal Levy and Ben Thomas.
Greek Dog Days
Replika Publishing, 2020
198mm x 140mm
132 Pages, Swiss Brochure binding, Riso-Graph printing in Black and Medium Blue
Eos 120gsm, Eos 260gsm and Munken Polar White 80gsm
1st edition of 250