The Late Estate of Broomberg & Chanarin, ‘Untitled (Prism 1)’, 2015, Photography, C-type print, Goodman Gallery
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Untitled (Prism 1), 2015

C-type print
88 3/5 × 70 9/10 in
225 × 180 cm
Edition of 3
.
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Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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The Late Estate of Broomberg & Chanarin
British, 1970 and 1971
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Rejecting the 21st-century obsession with “shock-value” photojournalism, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin approached their craft as something closer to ethnography. The pair avoided a signature style, and instead opted 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.

The Late Estate of Broomberg & Chanarin, ‘Untitled (Prism 1)’, 2015, Photography, C-type print, Goodman Gallery
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The Late Estate of Broomberg & Chanarin
British, 1970 and 1971
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Rejecting the 21st-century obsession with “shock-value” photojournalism, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin approached their craft as something closer to ethnography. The pair avoided a signature style, and instead opted 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.

Untitled (Prism 1), 2015

C-type print
88 3/5 × 70 9/10 in
225 × 180 cm
Edition of 3
.
Contact For Price
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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