For more than 20 years, photographic artist Tobias Madorin has been working on his series Topos. Metropolises like Barcelona and Sao Paulo, a Swiss mountain resort like Grindelwald, or foreign countries like Uganda, Indonesia and Japan: with his large scale images he explores dwellings and landscapes. Madorin creates tableaux, similar to 19th-century painters. His particular interests are places where people gather, places on the outskirts of cities along arterial roads, waste disposal sites, or areas changed and scarred by agriculture and mining. He understands such places as products of human visions and ideals, but also as result of exploitation and greed, as sites of fight for survival. Tobias Madorin - Topos is the first monographic book on Madorin's work, presenting his most important pictures from twenty years. An essay by the journalist and art critic Nadine Olonetzky comments Madorin's oeuvre and puts it in context of contemporary photography and the history of representing landscapes and cities.