Looking Up Ben James - A Fable

@ Gossage, John

978-3869305899

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Présentation de Steidl :     [traduction L'Ascenseur Végétal]

" « It is spring 2008 and my friend, photographer and book collector John Gossage is coming to the UK. We have planned to embark upon a minor road trip together. All John requests is that I drive and that we visit some typical Parr seaside locations. No problem.. »  -- Martin Parr

 « The protagonist of this work, the photographer, Mr. Parr is pictured throughout the book. »  -- John Gossage

Martin Parr and John Gossage’s British coastal trip covered spots like Georgian Clifton (Bristol), Severn Bridge (Wales), and Caerau, the mining village near Cardiff where photographer Robert Frank had made his famous report and met the miner Ben James in 1953. The road took them further north to reach Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, ending in Liverpool, Morecambe and smaller towns in the Lake District. The outcome are shots of street scenes, backyards, gardens, sceneries and very few people on the way, silent testimonies of small, unexpected details of everyday life in a world that is not visited by many, let alone photographed. As Parr concludes in his introductory text: « I am amazed that the collective vision of this volume is so familiar, but entirely alien. It restores my faith in photography to know that a mature and original photographer like John Gossage can see the things I just did not notice. » "

Please note : this book has a really large format!

192 pages - Hardcover

Steidl, 2018

Format : 29 x 36.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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48,00 €

Gossage, John

John Gossage is an American photographer, born in 1946 in Staten Island (New York, NY). He is known for his artist's books and other publications in which he uses his photographs to explore under-appreciated topics in the urban environment such as litter, leaflets, debris, graffiti. He also explores the themes of surveillance, memory and the relationship between architecture and power.
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