Ghetto by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. First edition (2003). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
This is a journey through 12 modern ghettos starting in a refugee camp in Tanzania and then ending in a forest in Patagonia. In each of these places, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, as editors and photographers of COLORS magazine, methodically documented their inhabitants, and also asked them the same questions: How did you get here? Who is in power? Where do you go to be alone? To make love? To get your teeth fixed? For many of those photographed it was their first time in front of a camera. Some looked into it with a hard, penetrating gaze. Others obeyed the ritual of photography with smiles. And Mario, on the cover, turned his back on the camera and waited for the shutter to click.
Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography in Hamburg and also teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) as well as the Hasselblad Center (2017).
Their participation in international group shows is extensive. Their work is also held in major public and private collections. Including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and also Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and also the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018. For their paper back edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.
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