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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Brad Farwell

RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

Every year millions of tourists, cameras hanging around their necks, roam through Rome. Their photographs of the monumental works of art and buildings become part of a photographic 'archive' that reaches back to the dawn of the medium. The photographer Brad Farwell believes the camera is central to the touristic experience. It enables the tourist to isolate history from the disagreeable present; the city is like a star who can only be photographed from her best side, the photo is the proof of having been there. It is a way that the tourist can isolate himself, from others and from a wealth of visual information.

  • RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

  • RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

  • RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

  • RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

  • RAPTURE (PANTHEON) (Italy, 2010)

Biography

Brad Farwell (United States, 1975) studied architecture at Yale and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. McSweeney’s Quarterly and Paper Monument are among the places where he has published his work. Farwell lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50