Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, ‘Joshua’, 2013, Goodman Gallery
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Joshua, 2013

King James Bible, Hahnemühle prints, brass pins
39 4/5 × 31 1/10 × 2 in
101 × 79 × 5 cm
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Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
British, 1970 and 1971
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Rejecting the 21st-century obsession with “shock-value” photojournalism, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin approach their craft as something closer to ethnography. The pair avoid a signature style, and instead opt for a minimal, almost neutral approach, culling visual data about human behavior in realms of political discord. For example, for The Day Nobody Died (2008), they joined the British Army in Afghanistan and made a series of photographs that respond to each event they witnessed by exposing film to the light for 20 seconds. These abstract, camera-less photograms are the antithesis of war photography, referencing the impossibility of capturing on film the horrors of war.

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, ‘Joshua’, 2013, Goodman Gallery
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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
British, 1970 and 1971
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Rejecting the 21st-century obsession with “shock-value” photojournalism, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin approach their craft as something closer to ethnography. The pair avoid a signature style, and instead opt for a minimal, almost neutral approach, culling visual data about human behavior in realms of political discord. For example, for The Day Nobody Died (2008), they joined the British Army in Afghanistan and made a series of photographs that respond to each event they witnessed by exposing film to the light for 20 seconds. These abstract, camera-less photograms are the antithesis of war photography, referencing the impossibility of capturing on film the horrors of war.

Joshua, 2013

King James Bible, Hahnemühle prints, brass pins
39 4/5 × 31 1/10 × 2 in
101 × 79 × 5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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