About the Book
The series of photographs in this book are the result of an experimental process of non-verbal communication. Between November 2008 and January 2009, two artists had a dialogue without any words, without any emphasis on a particular subject, without any pre-conceived ideas — a dialogue about nothing.
The artists took turns exchanging photographs by email, each one a direct response to the previous one, creating a continuous and meandering photographic ping-pong through the visual universe. One of them, the photographer, contributed his own photographs (printed on the left pages), the other, the photo scavenger, responded with images found in online photo sharing sites (printed on the right). Despite the lack of obvious subject matter the resulting sequence of photographs creates meaning. For the viewers it is an invitation to retrace the decisions made by two brains working in visual rather than verbal mode.
This dialogue between Marcelo Brodsky and Joachim Schmid follows a series of similar correspondences initiated by Marcelo that so far included Manel Esclusa, Pablo Ortiz Monasteiro, Horst Hoheisel, Martin Parr, and Cassio Vasconcellos.
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