An Tagen wie Diesennew

Hans-Jürgen Burkard
Silke Müller
Peter-Matthias Gaede
24 x 30 cm
224 pages 
111 photos
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-39-5
September 2019


An Tagen wie Diesen

Hans-Jürgen Burkard, one of the great photojournalists of our time, has embarked on an extraordinary journey through Germany. A journey that takes the lyrics of German pop songs as associative matter for a photographic portrait of German sensitivities. German pop music, criticizing, harsh, but also affectionate and confident – what does it tell about a country, what emerges from it? Hans-Jürgen Burkard has translated lyrics like those of Königin von Kreuzberg by Prinz Pi or Hinterland by Casper into great pictures: free, off-the-wall, alarming, cheerful, mysterious – in any case fantastic. With a thick wad of lyrics print-outs on the passenger seat, he drove thousands of kilometres through the republic. Searching for moods and situations that matched the music. With essays by Silke Müller and Peter-Matthias Gaede.



An Tagen wie diesen"
10. September 2019
Exhibition opening and book presentation
Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland,
Museum in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin

„An Tagen wie diesen“
26. Oktober – 3. Dezember 2017
Galerie für Fotografie in Hannover (GAF)


Hans-Jürgen Burkard

studied visual communication. From the late 1970s he worked exclusively for GEO magazine. In 1989 he change to stern as their photo correspondent in Moscow, where he photographed many award-winning reports in the former Soviet Union. They count as outstanding examples of classic photojournalism.

Peter-Matthias Gaede

studied social sciences at the University of Göttingen and attended the Henri Nannen School of journalism. He worked at the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper for three years before joining GEO magazine in 1983 as a reporter. From 1994 to 2014 he served as Editor-in-Chief, not just of GEO magazine but also as Editor-in-Chief and Editor of GEO WISSEN, GEOlino, GEO Specials and other GEO spin-offs. Gaede has received, among others, the Theodor Wolff Prize and the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize. He is on the board of the Körber Foundation, Reporters without Borders and, since 2014, UNICEF Germany, as well as being a member of the Akademie für Publizistik.

Silke Müller

studied art history and contemporary German literature. In 2006 she became head of culture and entertainment at stern magazine. In 2014 she moved to the stern office in the capital as a reporter. Her interest in contemporary photography stems from her desire to reflect and describe our present.