Photographer Camilo J. Vergara has spent more than forty years documenting the impoverished 'problem neighbourhoods' of metropolises across the United States. His long-term studies illustrate the symptoms of social conflicts, giving the viewer a palpable experience of the rifts in American society.
For the project 'Tracking Time – Documenting America's Post-Industrial Cities', the photographer is also visual tracker, sociologist, ethnographer and urban researcher. The result is a unique archive of American (urban) history – a record of the transformation and disintegration of district communities.
Born in Chile in 1944, Camilo J. Vergara has lived in New York since the seventies. This is the first time his extraordinary work is presented within the context of a German museum. 180 prints offer insights into the issues and history surrounding America's urban development debate.
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