About the Book
The photographs present a unique visual analysis of certain traits that reflect the vitality interpretation of the lifecycle of some of the world’s most imposing cities, such as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Mexico City and a possible evolution into abandonment. In times of economic crisis, water shortages and extreme pollution, such an idea rings deep within readers.
Through this work, Guillaume Corpart Muller, Ragnar Chacín and Jan Smith propose a three-fold view of the urban world: the first springs from the evolution of architectural elements and the way in which construction gives cities a vital character; the second emerges from he exaltation of presence or absence of the human element within cities.
The presentation closes by exploring the essence of cities as a border between their own identity and human abandonment.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fine Art Photography
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 64
- Publish Date: Sep 06, 2009
- Keywords new york, fine art, abandonment, shortage, water, pollution, crisis, economic, cities, evolution, population, density, life, lifecycle, mexico, chicago, tokyo, kolmanskop, gunkanjima, japan, usa, america, ragnar, chacin, guillaume, corpart, muller, jan, smith, photography, photo, fine, art
Guillaume is an internationally acclaimed photographer, focusing on the relation between people and their environment. Inspired by the depth of cultures, Guillaume explores their multiple facets through unique artistic and esthetic imagery. In his recent works, Guillaume uses his proprietary technique: Pith White. Exhibitions 2009 Espacio Cultural Japon, Mexico City 2009 Galeria Nina Menocal, Mexico City 2009 Mexico tour 2009 Café 22, Mexico City 2008 Photo Bistro, Mexico City 2007 World in Focus, New York 2007 Bienal Fotoperiodismo, Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City 2007 Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City 2007 Bienal FotoSeptiembre, Galeria Uno, Mexico City 2005 Bienal Fotoseptiembre, Mexico City Awards • Merit Award, B&W Magazine, 2009 • National Geographic – ¡Viva México! 2008 • International Photography Awards 2008 • Fotoperiodismo Mexico 2007 • Club Fotográfico Mexicano 2006 • Agfa International 2004