Streets in Black and White
by Sandeha Lynch
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About the Book
This book has come about almost by accident. I was working on a collection of black and white images shot over a thirty year period and became curious about the distance between some of the places I had visited. It was immediately apparent that Montevideo is about as far west from Bologna as Bologna is from Singapore - very roughly, some 6,500 miles either way. I lived in Singapore for three years, spent five years in Bologna and visited Montevideo for three weeks. The photographs are observations of the three cities taken while walking in the city centres. The similarities between them are more evident than the differences, above all in the routines and patterns of daily life that can be found in the street. The images cannot be strictly categorised as ‘street’ photography as some are part documentary or part portrait. My background lies primarily in painting and sculpture and my photographic work, structured with line and light, owes as much to Degas and Mondrian as to, say, Salgado or McCullin.