Daniel Josefsohn: OK DJ by Nadine Barth
In his recent work Daniel Josefsohn (1961-2016) has man aged to maintain the precarious balancing act be tween provocation and humor, between irony and political incitement with such skill that he is able to generate both a sense of discomfort and adoration among viewers. His photographs challenge our cus tomary visual expectations and seem to effortlessly maneuver between art and commerce. After the leg endary Miststuck campaign that he created for the MTV music channel in the nineties, Josefsohn worked for numerous magazines and from 2010 on ward his photographs defined the publicity cam paigns of the Volksbuhne in Berlin. After suffering a stroke in 2012, he worked with his partner Karin Muller to document the before and after in a photo column for the ZEITmagazin-which reflected the contrasts between levity and gravity, the debased and the beautiful. In addition to a selection of the best photographs of the column, this volume presents a cross-section of his entire work.