29
Jul
12

Christopher Anderson : “Capitolio” Series (Photography)

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“Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find
interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick.” Christopher Anderson

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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2005
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2006
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2005
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2006
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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Capitolio is documentary photographer Christopher Anderson’s cinematic journey through the upheavals of contemporary Caracas, Venezuela, in the tradition of such earlier projects as William Klein’s New York (1954–55) and Robert Frank’s The Americans (1958). It presents a poetic and politicized vision, by one of todays finest documentary photographers, of a city and a country that is ripping apart at the seams under the stress of popular unrest, and whose turmoil remains largely unreported by Western media. No stranger to such fraught situations (he covered the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel from its inception), he notates the country’s current incongruities, where the violent and the sensual intermingle chaotically. “The word ‘capitolio’ refers to the domed building that houses a government,” he writes, elaborating on the title of this volume; “here, the city of Caracas, Venezuela, is itself a metaphorical capitolio building. Decaying Modernist architecture, with a jungle growing through the cracks, becomes the walls of this building and the violent streets become the corridors where the human drama plays itself out in what President Chavez called a ‘revolution.'” X

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Christopher Anderson : Website

Christopher Anderson : Magnum Photos

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