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One thousand families -- literally Photographer Uwe Ommer shares with us his newly completed four-year project, a "Family Album of Planet Earth." Overwhelming in its magnitude, this project is truly extraordinary. Stopping in over 150 countries in all corners of the world, Ommer carefully selected the families who best reflected each society's traditions and social conditions. Many of the portraits have appeared in exhibitions and magazines during the course of the project; now that the work is finished, Taschen brings it all to you in one volume.
Ommer chose to photograph each family in the same way, against a white background and with identical lighting. All of the traditional elements of a documentary photograph are removed, leaving only the people themselves. The result is astonishing. You'll see yourself in these pages, and maybe not just in the families that look like yours. Seeing all of these families smiling for the camera makes the world feel a little smaller; our differences are not as profound as we may think.
Title: 1000 Families: The Family Album of Planet Earth
Edition: Ex Library
Publisher: Lavergne, Tennessee, U.S.A., Taschen America Llc: 2000
ISBN Number: 3822862134
ISBN Number 13: 9783822862131
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 115611
Description: Ex-library book with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. About 550 pages, large format, sometimes one, sometimes many color photos per page of familites all over the globe.