Broom, Joachim (2014) Typology 1979

By March 4, 2016 #photobooks, My Bookshelf

This week’s pick for #photofriday is Joachim Brohm’s Typology 1979. With a nod to the Bechers, Brohm’s volume was only published in 2014, despite having taken the photographs during his student years some thirty-five years earlier.

Although photographically peopleless, the viewer feels that (s)he knows the gardeners that use these allotments through the character of their garden sheds. From the mini-palatial to the neglected and forlorn, Brohm leads us on a “Winterreeise” through the allotment gardens of the Ruhr valley. The sights may be cheerless and bleak, but the journey is never dull.

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