European Portrait Photography since 1990

ISBN          9783791349275
Sizes         23,5 x 31 cm
Pages       256, English edition
Cover        hardcover
Publisher  BozarBooks / Prestel | 2015

38,00 €

Expo: Bozar, Brussels, 2015

An examination of European portraiture since the 1990s, this book shows how major changes in the continent’s political and societal realms have inspired photographers to capture a new identity—both collective and individual.
The 1990s saw a resurgence of the portrait genre of photography, especially in Europe, where the collapse of communism and the solidification of the European Union raised enormously important questions about national identity and shared historical and cultural values.
This volume delves into this important development, featuring full-page reproductions of work by

Tina Barney | Sergey Bratkov | Koos Breukel | Clegg & Guttmann | Anton Corbijn | Christian Courrèges | Denis Darzacq | Luc Delahaye | Paola De Pietri | Rineke Dijkstra | Alberto Garcia-Alix | Jitka Hanzlová | Konstantinos Ignatiadis | Stratos Kalafatis | Nikos Markou | Boris Mikhailov | Jorge Molder | Lucia Nimcova | Adam Panczuk | Dita Pepe | Anders Petersen | Jorma Puranen | Thomas Ruff | Clare Strand | Beat Streuli | Thomas Struth | Juergen Teller | Stephan Vanfleteren | Hellen van Meene | Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek | Manfred Willmann

Taken as a whole, these portraits comprise a new genre—one that represented a break from postmodernist strategies and which allowed for experimentation and the exchange of ideas.

Texts by: Frits Gierstberg, Paul Dujardin, Alicja Gescinska