A collection of works by Swedish photographer Gerry Johansson (*1945) is currently showing at the f/5.6 Gallery in Munich. The exhibition, which comprises photographs taken in Germany, Sweden and America, is open until 1 August.
As with his previous series on Kvidinge (Sweden), Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Pontiac (USA) and Luckenwalde (Germany), Johansson has dedicated a book project to each of the three countries. He has applied this location-based approach to his work since 1998.
Talking about the exhibited works, Johansson explains that they are linked by many common denominators, except their place of origin. His motivation to document specific geographic locations is not necessarily based on a personal attachment to a certain place, although he does have biographical links to each of the three countries portrayed in these series.
Collated in book form, the black and white images become visual encyclopaedias of urban and rural environments. The photographer's attentive observations illustrate both the commonalities and distinctive traits of different places, while always retaining a degree of subtlety.
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