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Julia Baier's photographic work is characterized by her eye for reality and her intuitive feeling for situations and people. The analytic depth of her photographic portraits reflects the fact that she has studied psychology, while the clear compositions of her black and white exposures and color photographs reveal the trained eye of the qualified graphic designer. The narrative qualities of her work, which has won numerous awards, are prized by the editorial boards of leading european magazines and newspapers. She lives in Berlin.

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Sento - The Japanese Bathhouse A public bath house in Japan is called a sento, and is usually a hidden, intimate place. It is a small oasis, a relic of former times in the old parts of cities in Japan. Japanese people do not go there to swim, but to wash and to clean themselves—and to relax. Apart from the personal hygiene, bathing in Japan has a highly religious meaning. The first sentos were built in a time when people had not yet had private bathrooms in their houses. Many sentos still exist, even though they have become less important due to the increase in private bathrooms. Private showers obviously cannot totally replace the warm and comforting hot water basins of a sento. Furthermore, the social aspect of a sento visit should not be underestimated. People know each other and like to meet in the afternoon or at night to keep in neighborly touch. There are separate bathing areas for men and women. In most sentos, time seems to have come to a standstill. Therefore, the atmosphere feels intimate and has a nostalgic charm.
Julia Baier
Sento, 2008

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