Fallujah, Karbala, Baghdad, Al Basrah and Kirkuk are the five separate chapters that make up Andreas Schmidt's book "IRAQ 9/19".
Photographed from a tour bus on a single day in September 2009, one hundred and fortyfour sumptuous panoramic pictures document construction projects on a colossal scale.
Published on the 3rd of February 2010, only days after Tony Blair's questioning by Sir John Chilcot during the Iraq inquiry, the book examines British lead building schemes following the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq war.
Limited to 100 copies
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing" Elisabeth Tonnard / artist "a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines" Christopher Clary / artist "It's such a bold yet brilliant idea" Mishka Henner / artist "What a laugh!" Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector "I'm appalled that you did this" Judy Natal / photographer "One more time you do a very clever job" Rémi Coignet / Le Monde "Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality" Jonathan Lewis / artist "Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes." Jean Keller / artist "Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist" Hatje Cantz Publishers "a superb collaborative photobook work" Harvey Benge / photographer "I'll track down your books" Alec Soth / photographer "a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker" Marc Feustel / Eyecurious
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