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Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Harvey Benge

39 TREES (1997-2004)

Since 1997 Harvey Benge has been photographing trees in the cities he visits all over the world, such as New York, Paris, Milan, Budapest and Amsterdam. The condition is that the tree shows signs of human intervention. For instance, a tree he photographed in Berlin, in what was once the Communist side of the city, bears a carved heart with the date 1984. A tree in Hanoi bears a simple spray-painted question mark. These signs in 39 Trees (1997-2004), or as Benge calls them 'traces and scars of the past', call up questions - questions about who made them, when, and why. 'I suspect that many of these signs have survived the people, events and relations from which they came,' says Benge. 'They let the past penetrate the present.'

  • 39 TREES (1997-2004)

    Since 1997 Harvey Benge has been photographing trees in the cities he visits all over the world, such as New York, Paris, Milan, Budapest and Amsterdam. The condition is that the tree shows signs of human intervention. For instance, a tree he photographed in Berlin, in what was once the Communist side of the city, bears a carved heart with the date 1984. A tree in Hanoi bears a simple spray-painted question mark. These signs in 39 Trees (1997-2004), or as Benge calls them 'traces and scars of the past', call up questions - questions about who made them, when, and why. 'I suspect that many of these signs have survived the people, events and relations from which they came,' says Benge. 'They let the past penetrate the present.'

  • 39 TREES (1997-2004)

  • 39 TREES (1997-2004)

  • 39 TREES (1997-2004)

  • 39 TREES (1997-2004)

Global Detail
2003

Global Detail

Harvey Benge

FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

Harvey Benge (b. 1944) is a photographer with an eye for non-places. He finds them in diverse world cities such as London, Paris, Bangkok and Melbourne. At spots, which many would walk right past, he photographs details for his investigation into universal urban life. A door bell, neon lights, a shop window - they are what he calls 'parallel signs' which occur everywhere in the world. Sporadically they betray something of their geographic location, but for the most part there appear to be hardly any cultural differences among world cities.

  • FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

    Harvey Benge (b. 1944) is a photographer with an eye for non-places. He finds them in diverse world cities such as London, Paris, Bangkok and Melbourne. At spots, which many would walk right past, he photographs details for his investigation into universal urban life. A door bell, neon lights, a shop window - they are what he calls 'parallel signs' which occur everywhere in the world. Sporadically they betray something of their geographic location, but for the most part there appear to be hardly any cultural differences among world cities.

  • FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

  • FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

  • FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

  • FIRST EVER PICTURES OF GOD

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00

Global Detail

Global Detail

Price EUR 35,00