I Will Be Wolf
Bertien van Manen


In December 1975 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen made a series of black-and-white photographs capturing daily life in metropolitan Hungary. I will be Wolf brings together many of these beautiful and never-before-seen images with the editorial direction of renowned British photographer Stephen Gill. Her snapshots of commuters, grocers, chemists, café workers, and street vendors contain all the hallmarks of a bygone era, before the grip of globalisation was able to make its mark on the country. Imbued with an air of ambivalent nostalgia, the book takes its title from the poem Grief by the 20th century Hungarian poet József Attila.

Embossed flexi bound hardback with tipped-in image
64 pages
20 x 23.8 cm

Publication date: October 2017
ISBN: 978-1-910164-91-4
€30 £25 $35


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Moors Magazine
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PhotoN Magazine
Street Photography
Photobookstore Magazine
IMA (Japan)
V Pro (Dutch channel)
L Intervalle