donderdag 11 september 2008

Chile: 9/11/73 by Koen Wessing Photography

WESSING, KOEN - Chili september 1973.
Amsterdam, de Bezige Bij, 1973 orig wrappers 48 pp no text 20 x 25 cm first edition of first book by Koen Wessing. The photographs of Koen Wessing (b.1942) conjure up stories. His images tell tales about Ireland, Chile, Guinea-Bissau, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, Berlin, & Amsterdam. Wessing is always moving on, ever seeking places of conflict which he does not fully understand, his experienced eye scouting for situations full of tension for him to visualise. He is not a voyeur, not someone who stops off for a few fleeting news shots, but a person with eyes that notice and a heart that responds. He records without speaking and can be resolute and uncompromising if necessary. See more Travelling to China and Tibet ... & Excerpts from Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes ...

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