Golden Days Before They End
Viennese photographer Klaus Pichler and writer Clemens Marschall have paired their talents to investigate the characters and atmosphere of Vienna’s neighborhood working-class bars, called Branntweinner. Small drinking places that open early in the morning, these dens—as the customers refer to them—are places where time seems to have stopped and regulars create tight-knit families. Passing by, you might hear loud laughter, glimpse a fight or even witness a stabbing between friends, all occuring during a daily drinking session. In this intimate photo essay Pichler’s raw, graphic and dark images of the bar’s inhabitants, the daily grind and occasional bar drama and Marschall’s poignant interviews with the owners form a brutal portrait of people with little to live for and familial ties that have long been lost. Pichler has been recognized for his award-winning photo documentaries and Marschall for his writings and publications on contemporary popular culture.
11 ¼ x 9 in. / 250 pp / 120 color
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