On the Threshold by Johan Sundgren. First edition (2019). First impression small hardback in as new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About On the Threshold
I think of the shop keeper who pointed out the bullet holes in the wall by his small souvenir shop at Atatürk airport where terrorists had shot dead 48 people. And the taxi driver who showed me pictures on his mobile phone of his colleagues shattered taxi, from the same terrorist attack.
2012-17 was a turbulent and violent period in Istanbul and it permeates On The Threshold. So, throughout this beautiful book we catch glimpse of the violence. As well as, the fear which rumbled through the city after this stressful and eventufl time
An awareness of the unpredictable violence and vulnerability was constantly present on the tram, in the queue for the bus, and as I walked around in the city. I felt a kind of expectant irritation and inner anxiety within the streets fluttering glances. /Johan Sundgren
In Denmark, we have a long and strong tradition of socially engaged documentary photography, and judging from a string of new photo books, it is still a significant driving force for many Danish photographers to portray everyday life in a melancholic moltone, two homeless and socially disadvantaged in Copenhagen, and two whose multicolored photos do not depict people, but how do they live in "outlying Denmark" they produce photo books, then they also gather some of the considerations that documentary photography always carries with it. about photography between participation, compassion, commitment and - at the other end of the scale - exoticization, aestheticization, distance. should we feel or understand? what can the photograph tell that the words cannot?
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