Joachim Schmid


Steidl, Göttingen — 2007
SFr. 30.00 SFr. 50.00
Pages: 288
Edition: open
Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9783865213945

Joachim Schmid’s artistic preoccupations reflect a close observation of photographic history and a fascination with photographic images themselves in all their alternately bizarre and conventionalized aspects. He has amassed a vast collection of vernacular images which form the raw material for many of the works included in this extensive monograph. As Joan Fontcuberta has written, Schmid’s work: ’has its origins in the idea that excess, waste and rubbish are paradigmatic effects of late capitalism. His projects espouse a kind of photographic ecology, but they are also concerned with the values of the creative experience itself: accumulation, chance, authorship, quality and originality.’

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