Between 1991 and 1994, german photographer Michael Schmidt engaged in a new photographic series influenced by the German will of unification and unity (einheit in German) right after the fall of the Berlin wall.
"What will he find eventually when a Japanese man, who experienced the death of his mother in his childhood, or a total termination of life, continues seeking the forms of what keep him alive in a large city which is changing nature into gray, inorganic ruins day by day? (...) "
This lesser known book, published in 1981, strays slightly away from dramatic topic to document the Japanese Youth and its striking energy after WWII. Hippies, sex, music, street protests and street performances all mingle together in this beautiful and energetic documentation of the 70’s.
Cohen captures faces and actions from the ordinary to the bizarre, documenting life as it was lived on the streets on Wilkes-Barre. These photographs are an astonishing collection of Americana, and a complex testament to the vision of one of the era’s most intense and successful photographers.
Often considered Goldberg’s seminal project, Raised by Wolves combines ten years of original photographs, text, and other illustrative elements (home movie stills, snapshots, drawings, diary entries, and images of discarded belongings) to document the lives of runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Between 1984 and 1985, when the old Soviet Union was still a harsh reality, Boris Mikhailov worked on Unfinished Dissertation. He glued his pictures of everyday life in Kharkov, Ukraine, on the back pages of an unfinished dissertation.