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Joachim Schmid: Photoworks 1982-2007


tem #: JOSC101
Publisher: Steidl, Photoworks UK, Tang Museum (November 21, 2008)
Hardcover:288 pages
Edition: First edition (/100)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3865213944
ISBN-13: 978-3865213945
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
Color & B&W
Condition: Like New
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Joachim Schmid began his career as a critic, arguing passionately against prevailing notions of art photography and in favor of a broad, encompassing view of the medium as a form of cultural practice. In the late 80s, he shifted his focus to making those arguments in his own art, which is based primarily on found photography. At the time, Schmid lived near one of the largest flea markets in Berlin, and his broad collection of vernacular photography formed the raw material for many of the works included here. His oeuvre reflects a close observation of photographic history and a fascination with the images themselves, in all their bizarre and conventionalized aspects, but its fundamental richness--along with the sardonic wit he so often displays--derails any attempt to read it as academic.