In April 21012, the French elected a new president. As usual, the election campaigns were highly personalized with portraits of candidates posted everywhere. Many of these were defaced, especially those advertising Marine Le Pen, leader of the ultra right wing party. From the reaction to these posters one would have expected the French to respond to the ambiguous slogan "Oui, la France" with a distinct "Non, merci." Yet contrary to the seemingly unanimous rejection in the streets, in the polling booths almost 18% of voters said "yes."
Jochen Friedrich is a restless traveler who turned his addiction into a profession. A self-taught artist, writer and photographer, he considers his books to be residual by-products of the encounters made on his travels.
Fountains Published January 18, 2014
The Book of Errors Published July 16, 2013
A for Arabia Published January 22, 2013
Bildesbilder Published January 16, 2013
Im Reich der Zeichen Published December 28, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY SONTAG Published May 22, 2011
C for China Published March 20, 2011
things are different here Published September 19, 2010