Cologne salvation (Kölner Heil) - Power and Rituals in the Roman Catholic Church of Cologne. Photographs 1986-1996.
The photography of Bernd Arnold in the monograph DAS KÖLNER HEIL show the hermetic and hierarchic world of the clergy of the Cologne Catherdral. It is marked by merit and mercy, by sorrow and hope, by sin and salvation. The pictures analyse the power structures of an autonomic system of salvation, surviving seemingly untouched by all developments of our century.
Hardcover 32x24cm, 38 plates, 56 pages. Design by Winfried Heininger. Publisher Christoph and Markus Schaden. Published by Schaden Verlag, Cologne 1997. ISBN 3-932187-01-6 (Selection of pages).