Chumbo, 2022. First edition.
Hardcover, 128 pp., color illustrated, 300 x 250 mm. Photographs by Jürgen Bürgin. Text by Jürgen Bürgin, Yuri Lopes Pereira. Design by Mariana Veloso.
PUNCH is a photography book by Jürgen Bürgin. It's an intimate and revealing journey into the world of boxing in New York, Berlin and Lisbon.
It’s an immersive and dark visual narrative that follows boxing fighters and clubs from the training and preparation phase to the thrill of the fight, and the moment of victory. A dramatic, evocative and emotional look into the vivid details of a classic sport, whose enormous influence on popular culture conferes to this work a universal and timeless appeal.
“This story never changes, and yet it never ceases to engage the eye with its infinite variations. Jürgen’s work is a masterful capture of light and darkness, literally and in metaphor, in a way that is both unique and in line with the great classics.”