Bureaucratics by Jan Banning. Fourth printing (2016). Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Bureaucratics is a project consisting of a book and a traveling exhibition. So far it has been shown in museums and galleries in some twenty countries on five continents, the book and the exhibition contain 50 photographs and are the product of an anarchist’s heart. As well as historian’s mind and an artist’s eye. So, Bureaucratics is a comparative photographic study of the culture, rituals and symbols of state civil administrations. As well as, its servants in eight countries on five continents, selected on the basis of political, historical and cultural considerations: Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, the United States, and Yemen. Firstly, in each country, I visited up to hundreds of offices of members of the executive in different services and at different levels. The visits were unannounced and the accompanying writer, Will Tinnemans, by interviewing, kept the employees from tidying up or clearing the office. That way, the photos show what a local citizen would be confronted with when entering.