Over more than three decades, Gerry Johansson has brought his shrewd and sensitive eye to bear on peripheral landscapes the world over, from Ulan Bator to Antarctica. Spanish Summer sees him return to one of the first places that captured his imagination: the plains of central Spain. The chapel remained etched into Johansson’s memory and, decades later, led him to return and rediscover the country’s architectural heritage, religious significance, and beauty. With these images, a survey is conducted of a landscape into which thousands of years of cultural traces have bedded down. Johansson’s exacting composition and delicate black-and-white tonalities reveal a transient territory in which telephone wires transcend hoary crucifixes, modern plaster meets timeworn stone, and the shadows of industrial megaliths reach blindly across the dust.
Embossed linen hardcover with front and back tip-in, 17 x 24 cm
The signed edition includes a slip signed by the artist and bound into the inside back cover.
Gerry Johansson started his career as freelance photographer since the mid-1980s, and has been making quiet pictures around the world.
For Ehime, Johansson travelled Ehime prefecture where is located southwest of Japan with stunningly beautiful area to explore with nature. Johansson had visited Tokyo in the seventies and eighties, but 1999 was the first time for him to visit countryside region of Japan as he was invited for residency program. Compared to the big city Tokyo, Ehime has different aspect of Japan. He enjoyed to see how the symbols of traditional, culture, and respect for nature lives in modern society. He has shown some of Ehime photographs before in some books, but this is the complete edition of his Ehime series.
Edition of 800 copies.
All our current stock of this title come with a signed postcard.
New limited editiion publication published to commemorate Gerry Johansson receiving the Lars Tunbjörk Foundation Prize 2019. The photographs of Borås (Lars Tunbjörk home town) were taken in 1997 and in 2019.