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Adam Broomberg

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Obres de Adam Broomberg

Holy Bible (2013) 37 exemplars
Ghetto (2003) 19 exemplars
Trust (2000) 18 exemplars
Chicago (2007) — Fotògraf — 16 exemplars
War Primer 2 (2011) — Fotògraf — 16 exemplars
Scarti (2013) 14 exemplars
Fig (2007) — Fotògraf — 9 exemplars
Dodo (2010) 5 exemplars
Spirit is a Bone (2016) 4 exemplars
GLITTER IN MY WOUNDS (2021) 3 exemplars
Menschen Und Andere Tiere (2016) 1 exemplars
Humans and Other Animals (2015) 1 exemplars

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Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Fotògraf — 92 exemplars


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The series of portraits in this book, which include Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevic and many other Moscow citizens, were created by a machine: a facial recognition system recently developed in Moscow for public security and border control surveillance. The result is more akin to a digital life mask than a photograph; a three-dimensional facsimile of the face that can be easily rotated and closely scrutinised.

What is significant about this camera is that it is designed to make portraits without the co-operation of the subject; four lenses operating in tandem to generate a full frontal image of the face, ostensibly looking directly into the camera, even if the subject himself is unaware of being photographed.

The system was designed for facial recognition purposes in crowded areas such as subway stations, railroad stations, stadiums, concert halls or other public areas but also for photographing people who would normally resist being photographed. Indeed any subject encountering this type of camera is rendered passive, because no matter which direction he or she looks, the face is always rendered looking forward and stripped bare of shadows, make-up, disguises or even poise.

Co-opting this device, Broomberg & Chanarin have constructed their own taxonomy of portraits in contemporary Russia. Echoing August Sander’s seminal work, Citizens of the Twentieth Century, Broomberg & Chanarin have made a series of portraits cast according to professions. But their portraits are produced with this new technology, with little if any human interaction. They are low resolution and fragmented. The success of these images is determined by how precisely this machine can identify its subject: the characteristics of the nose, the eyes, the chin, and how these three intersect. Nevertheless they cannot help being portraits of individuals, struggling and often failing to negotiate a civil contract with state power.

This book is the result of a series of encounters, interactions and conversations between Broomberg & Chanarin and the photography collections at the Library of Birmingham made possible by a commission from GRAIN and the Library with support from the Arts Council of England.
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petervanbeveren | Feb 28, 2023 |
On the back cover the content is summarised as follows: 'This is a journey through 12 modern ghettos, starting in a refugee camp in Tanzania and ending in a forest in Patagonia.' Signed by Oliver Broomberg. Offered on the internet for at least Euro 250,-.
FlipBool | Feb 7, 2022 |
Offered by on internet for various prices, mostly almost Euro 200,-.
FlipBool | Feb 5, 2022 |
Two copies of this wonderful book in my collection, opening with the following text on two black pages: 'Mr. Mkhize has been photographed twice before in his life. The first was for his Pass Book, which allowed the apartheid government to control his movements. The second was for his Identity Book, which allowed him to vote in the first democratic elections in 1994. Ten years later, we took his picture for no official reason.'
In the back the following credit line: 'The photographs and stories in this book were commissioned for an exhibition to launch South Africa's new Constitutional Court and its new home on Constitution Hill. The book was produced with the generous support of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and the Johannesburg Development Association.'… (més)
FlipBool | Feb 4, 2022 |

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