The Garden is a contemporary photographic tale that uses Tivoli Gardens, an old amusement park in the middle of Copenhagen Denmark as an allegory. Here people of all different nationalities and ethnicities meet in a world of fantasy. An imaginary Orient with fake palaces and minarets is the backdrop of the place. It’s a surreal world, yet it mirrors the dreams and fears of life outside the entrance.
Shashin Shuhou is a total of 375 weekly photography magazine series that was published for only 7 years from 1938-1945 by the Japanese government information bureau. Pictures were taken by Ihei Kimura, Ken Domon, Taikichi Irie and other known and unknown photographers. A great example of prewar Japanese documentary photography with well designed ads on the back cover.
“They were all in one of two attitudes. Some of them stayed babbling by the radiator, and some were moving around all the time. It’s the same in the city. Some people have nothing to do, often because they’re unemployed. They don’t move, position themselves near the streetlight, keep to the wall, sit in the pub. And then there are those who walk in a frenzy, as if they’re discharging some distress. Besides, the psychiatrist at San Clemente, Franco Basaglia told me that ‘Venice is a big psychiatric hospital.’ ” -Raymond Depardon-
“Holding on so tightly to what I believed was sanity and being consumed by fear of depression and schizophrenia prevented me from being fully present to my mother’s reality. The past few years, as she slipped away from the aggressive paranoia and depression of my youth to an almost calming sense of delusion, made it much easier for me to rid the anger that veiled my life and to attempt to find a place of empathy and compassion as I managed her care. In making this work and simultaneously falling deeper into her psychosis, I tried to imagine a time when the past present and future collided; a place where the weight of memory is heavier than reality.” - Joshua Lutz
A Belgium photographer Christian Belpaire photographed Yanomami Indians who live in the Amazon Rainforest along the border between Venezuela and Brazil. The design and typography were recognized at the Exposicion Internacional del arte del libro, 1989. It was also selected for the ‘Venezuela en Leipzig’ exhibition of graphic design at the Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto, Caracas in 2007, and an exhibition of Venezuelan Photo Books and Catalogues at the International Center of Photography, New York in 2010.