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.
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The photographs in Esker /Gerry Johansson have their origins in a collaborative project between the architecture museum IUAV in Venice and Kulturcentrum Ronneby Konsthall in Sweden. The project was completed in 2016 and in 2017 and the whole project was exhibited in Ronneby Konsthall. The area depicted was very interesting with both ancient moods and contemporary relics. have over the years returned to make more photographs. The photographs were made in 2016 to 2021.
Introduction text by archaeologist Björn Nilsson:
"Johannishusåsen has its pockets of time. The esker itself was formed during the end of the last Ice-Age 16,000 years ago. The many grave fields along the ridge together with the pastoral landscape and the old oaks creates a special atmosphere. In the last years archaeological excavations have revealed large settlements at Västra Vång, Blekinge, north of the manor of Johannishus. The settlement, two thousand years old and flourishing until the 11th century, is arranged around a hill. On the crest of this hill remarkable findings from the Iron Age were made. Large cauldrons of bronze, weapons, coins of silver and gold. Among these treasures rare golden figure foils, guldgubbar, stand out. Pictures of women and men, smaller than stamps, and made on the site. Used in rituals and ceremonies - at weddings, funerals and other important occasions, they sealed the agreements."
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.
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The pictures in Lalendorf und Klaber extend over a period of almost 30 years.
The first pictures were made in 1992, when I made my first trip to Germany. This was the beginning of the work that was later published in the book Deutschland and the last pictures were taken in January 2020. The two small towns Lalendorf and Klaber are located about halfway between Rostock and Berlin, in what used to be the GDR.
Edition of 350 copies. Staple bound booklet with cardboard envelope, 48pp, 39 images.
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.
Deutschland is the final part of Gerry Johansson's nation trilogy. As in the previous books, America (1998) and Sweden (2005), Johansson investigates a country by studying the nameless and anonymous. Drifting from town to town, he zooms in on the state of the nation. Where most of us see nobody and nothing, Gerry Johansson shows us everybody and everything.