Wolfgang Zurborn



1999 - 2005

Untitled, Cologne, 2004


Rick Poynor in Print Magzine about Drift
Observer: Paper Trails

...Somewhere in the back of my mind were some pictures I had seen in a book shown in an exhibition of about 500 recent photography volumes, which concluded the Arles festival. One example in the book, from German photographer Wolfgang Zurborn, appealed to me. His image seemed to drift off course—hence the book title, Drift— sliding from one subject to another and combining different, sometimes wildly disjunctive planes of experience and aesthetic reality within the same shot, rather than singling them out and making the world seem consistent and coherent, as photographs often do.
Since then, I have bought a copy of the book, and Zurborn’s pictures, taken between 1999 and 2005, strike me as genuinely original: They capture something essential about contemporary experience in a new way...


Exhibition Drift, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 2008

The Book

Drift is published by Kehrer, Heidelberg
Design: Heine/Lenz/Zizka, Frankfurt/Berlin
59 colour photographs by Wolfgang Zurborn
text by Peter V. Brinkemper, English/German
144 pages, 24,5 x 18 cm, hard cover
ISBN 978-3-939583-68-4
price: 36 Euro/ 40 $, packing and shipping extra

The Editions

attendent to the book Drift there are also published two editions
each with a signed print 23 x 17 cm.
The images you can see on the right:
untitled., Wolfsburg, 2001 and untitled., Cologne, 2005
edition: 30 of each image
price: 120 Euro/ 170 $, packing and shipping extra
You can order the edition by Kehrer.


Book Cover Drift


German Photo Book Award 2008 for Drift
24 excellent new photo books have been chosen by a jury for the
German Photo Book Price 2008.

Awarded books amongst others by:
Olaf Otto Becker, Edward Burtynsky, Cristóbal Hara, Jacob Holdt,
Brigitte Kraemer, Christian Lutz, Walter Niedermayr, Urs Odermatt,
Paolo Pellegrin, Ricarda Roggan, Margherita Spiluttini, Lars Tunbjörk, Tim Walker, Henry Wessel, Wolfgang Zurborn






Slide show
overview of the photographic work



Mitten im Westen

China! Which China?




Terra Incognita

dressur real

Missing Pictures

In the Middle of the Speed

In the Labyrinth of Signs

Photo Walls Neumarkt

People Pictures - Picture People

Front Garden of Illusions



list of all exhibitions


























untitled, Wolfsburg, 2001,
edition print





Untitled, Cologne, 2005
edition print