Juergen Teller has spent the last year carrying out a study of the "Reichsparteitagsgelande", the site of the Nurnberg Rallies, and a place he used to visit in his youth. The results are a series of images of stone and flora, photographed over the four seasons of a year, in seed, bloom, demise and finally dormant in the snow. It amounts to a study of mortality, the process of birth, growth and death. The book combines these works with self-portraits and family photographs through the same period, adding the perspective of the personal and quotidian life cycle.
Juergen Teller has previously had solo exhibitions at The Photographers Gallery, London; Museum Folkwang, Essen; at Milton Keynes Gallery and a major retrospective show at Kunsthalle Wien. He has participated in numerous group shows held at, amongst other, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Tate Modern, and was awarded the 2003 Citibank Photography Prize. Teller has also published a number of monographs, the most recent of which ich bin Vierzig and Louis XV, were published earlier this year. He has lived in London since 1986.