Going East by Max Pam. First edition (1992). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
About Going EastGoing East is a project that Max Pam started when he began travelling trough Asia at the age of 20. At the time, the Katmandu phenomenon was at its peak. There was a strong rejection of consumerism and productivity, whilst at the same time, the desire to embrace the spiritual and what other cultures and societies did, as a way to rebel. This is a photographic essay has this existentialism at its very core. It shows us how Pam experienced the places he visited almost like an autobiographical story. Beautiful images in black and white, take the viewer across the places Pam tried to capture while experiencing an 'awakening'.
About Max PamMax Pam, (born Melbourne, 1949) is a contemporary Australian photographer. As a teenager Pam found post-war suburban Melbourne grim, oppressive and culturally isolated. He found refuge in the counter-culture of surfing and the imagery of National Geographic and Surfer Magazine and became determined to travel overseas. Pam left Australia at 20, after accepting a job as a photographer assisting an astrophysicist. Together, the pair drove a Volkswagen from Calcutta to London. This adventure proved inspirational, and travel has remained a crucial and continuous link to his creative and personal development. As Gary Dufour noted in his essay in Indian Ocean Journals (Steidl, 2000): “Each photograph is shaped by incidents experienced as a traveller. His photographs extend upon the tradition of the gazetteer; each photograph a record of an experience, a personal account of an encounter somewhere in the world. Each glimpse is part of an unfolding story rather than simply a record of a place observed. While travel underscores his production Pam’s photographs are not the accidental evidence of a tourist.”
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