European Portrait Photography since 1990
Sizes 23,5 x 31 cm
Pages 256, English edition
Publisher BozarBooks / Prestel | 2015
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