Gerry JOHANSSON

Deutschland

HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 17 x 24 x
3 cm., 352 pp., 172 b/w ills., text language: English.
Mack 2012.
ISBN 9781907946356

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"Following the phenomenal success of JOHANSSON’s 2011 publication 'Pontiac', we are pleased to publish the long-awaited 'Deutschland 'which completes an 18-year series of books for which JOHANSSON travelled through America, Sweden, Germany and Mongolia.

'Deutschland' is a visual encyclopedia, a catalogue of the rural and urban landscapes of Germany arranged in alphabetical order. In carefully structured greyscale images, JOHANSSON sensitively explores German history through its landscape, picking out the industrial scenes, industrial buildings, residential roads and shop fronts. His quiet photographs are carefully constructed, grid patterns recur constantly and each frame is packed with information." (publisher's note)

About the photographer, Gerry JOHANSSON (b.1945 in Örebrö, SWE):
JOHANSSON now lives and works in Höganäs, in south Sweden.
He developed an interest in photography during his teen years and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He later studied graphic design at Konstindustriskolan (today the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg), working in graphic design for fifteen years.
Since the mid-1980s he has worked as a freelance photographer. 'Deutschland' is the final book in the series of geographically focused publications starting with 'Amerika' (1998), 'Sverige' (2005), 'Kvidinge' (2007), 'Ulan Bator' (2009) and 'Pontiac' (2011).

'Deutschland' ist eine visuelle Enzyklopädie, ein Katalog ländlicher und städtischer Landschaften in Deutschland - alphabetisch arrangiert. In sanft skalierten Grautönen erklärt JOHANSSON sensibel die deutsche Geschichte anhand ihrer Landschaft, industriellen Szenerien und Gebäuden, Wohnstraßen und Geschäftsfassaden. Seine leisen Fotografien sind vorsichtig konstruiert und jedes (kleine) Bild enthält eine Fülle an Informationen.

Mit 'Deutschland' endet JOHANSSONs Reihe von Titeln mit geografischem Thema, für die der Fotograf 18 Jahre lang durch Amerika, Schweden, Deutschland und die Mongolei gereist ist. Die daraus hervor gegangene Bücher sind: 'Amerika' (1998), 'Sverige' (2005), 'Kvidinge' (2007), 'Ulan Bator' (2009) und zuletzt 'Pontiac' (2011).