Supplement: Deutschland by Gerry Johansson. First edition (2017). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. Signed by Gerry Johansson to blank rear end page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Supplement: Deutschland
Why Supplement: Deutschland ? Shouldn’t the 169 pictures in Deutschland (MACK, 2012) be enough? Frankly not. Some pictures I liked were left out for various reasons. And some went into the book even though they shouldn’t be there.
It is simply difficult to judge a book before it is printed, bound and you hold it in your hands. I guess I will have the same problem with Supplement: Deutschland, but that’s the way it is.
But there is also another, and stronger, reason. I just can’t leave my subjects. I keep working on them year after year if it is possible. And as time goes by it gets more and more interesting and new images creates a dialogue with older work.
Roughly one fourth of the pictures didn’t make it into the Deutschland book, mostly for editing reasons and some I have found interesting when I have made selection for exhibition. Three fourths of the pictures in the new book are made 2013 to 2017. Most of them in the countryside between Berlin and the North Sea.
Gerry Johansson is a discreet, yet investigative photographer. In his minutely composed and structured greyscale photographs he manages to visualize what is otherwise merely an abstract and intangible concept: culture. The significance of Gerry Johansson’s works is to be found in the deeper layers of what is documented. Gerry Johansson’s strong visual language creates a unifying aesthetic thread amongst these places while simultaneously providing the viewer with the key to decoding the cultural differences between them.
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