Investigating the contemporary life of the city dweller this issue brings together eight portfolios that shed some light on urban life. Exploring how different photographers find inspiration in city life as well as asking some fundamental questions that have arisen with the development of megacities.
This issue features work previously unpublished by JH Engstrom and Joel Sternfeld, along with a specially compiled portfolio of recent work by Bertrand Fleuret. Takashi Homma captures the quiet life of a young daughter against the backdrop of the most populous metropolitan area in the world with his project Tokyo and my Daughter. Mohamed Bourouissa focuses on the suburbs of Paris in his series Périphéries, staging carefully studied tensions and power relations young people afflict in these areas.
Also included, an extensive interview with Raymond Depardon, photographer, filmmaker and artist speaking to Michel Guerrin about his mission to photograph all of France and the consequences of advancing urbanization. Plus an ‘On My Mind’ feature from 6 cultural figures talking about images on their minds and plenty of book reviews.
Published Summer 2010
Printed on selected specialized paper
886 grams / 0.89 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographers
Mohamed Bourouissa, Takashi Homma, Nontsikelelo Veleko, JH Engström, Otto Snoek, Bertrand Fleuret, Reinier Gerritsen, Joel Sternfeld
Marcel Feil, Sebastian Hau, Marc Feustel, Val Williams, Mark Sealy, Nan Goldin, Adam Bell, Aaron Schuman, Jörg Colberg, Chris Wiley
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