On Friday, February 19, 2016 at 19:00, 25books in Berlin is inviting interested parties to the presentation of André Lützen's book 'Inside Out Kochi'. This most recent work by the photographer has been published by Peperoni Books.
People in Kochi
For 'Inside Out Kochi', André Lützen travelled to the harbour city in south west India where, just like in his previous book, 'Zhili Byli', with photographs taken in the Russian city of Archangelsk, he focussed his interest on people – young and old, men and women, their living spaces, inside and outside, private and public, and how they set themselves up.
Of passivity and paralysis
The climate plays a role, the monsoon. The streets are wet, rain falls, the air is heavy with humidity. People hardly move: they lie down, sit or stand. A feeling of passivity and paralysis reigns. However, as Lützen's pictures also reflect, that is not only due to the monsoon. The colonial past and the tough economical situation are factors that make it difficult for many to secure a living. Lützen's book presents a city and its population looking for a sense of identity, caught between tradition and modernity in a globalised world.
Further information at: Peperoni Books, André Lützen and 25books