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Schmid’s use of extended series reflects his concern with photography as an encompassing, culturally dispersed and ubiquitous social and aesthetic discourse that runs throughout the public and private spheres of modern life. Yet the fundamental richness of Schmid’s photographic raw material – along with the sardonic wit he so often displays – derails any attempt to read his work as pure anthropology or social science. His artistic preoccupations reflect a close observation of photographic history and a fascination with photographic images themselves in all their alternately bizarre and conventionalized aspects.
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Introduction and a text by John Weber
Essays by Val Williams, Joan Fontcuberta, Stephen Bull and Frits Gierstberg
Four colour throughout
- 288 pages
- 26 cm x 21 cm
- Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket
- Steidl & Partners
- ISBN: 3-86521-394-5