In the fall of 2011, Steidl published The Protest Box under the aegis of Martin Parr, a collection of exact replicas of five out of print photo books that each in their own way focused on the theme of political opposition. Algeria (Algérie), by Dirk Alvermann, is one of those. While visiting the photographer in his studio to discuss the details of the reprint, Gerhard Steidl discovered the captivating story of the book’s first printing, which convinced him to acquire an original copy.
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