Deutschland by Gerry Johansson. First edition (2012). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. Signed by Gerry Johansson to rear end page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Deutschland is the final part of Gerry Johansson’s nation trilogy. As in the previous books, America (1998) and Sweden (2005), Johansson investigates a country by studying the nameless and anonymous. Drifting from town to town, he zooms in on the state of the nation. Where most of us see nobody and nothing, Gerry Johansson shows us everybody and everything. Gerry Johansson was born in 1945 in Örebro, Sweden. He has held four solo exhibitions at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan and the USA. Johansson participated in the pilot study for the Swedish documentary project EKODOK 90 and photographed for the project 198991. In 1999 he photographed Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island for the Japan Today project, and in 2001 made landscape studies in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, as part of the culture program of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
About Gerry Johansson
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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