hardcover in a stitched box
including a print signed and numbered by Gerry Johansson
print: silver gelatin print / 174 x 240 mm
Each print is limited edition of 25 copies + 3 APs
175 x 245 mm
black and white
Deutschland is the final part of Gerry Johansson's nation trilogy. As in the previous books, America (1998) and Sweden (2005), Johansson investigates a country by studying the nameless and anonymous. Drifting from town to town, he zooms in on the state of the nation. Where most of us see nobody and nothing, Gerry Johansson shows us everybody and everything. Gerry Johansson was born in 1945 in Örebro, Sweden. He has held four solo exhibitions at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan and the USA. Johansson participated in the pilot study for the Swedish documentary project EKODOK 90 and photographed for the project 198991. In 1999 he photographed Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island for the Japan Today project, and in 2001 made landscape studies in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, as part of the culture program of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Deutschland is a visual encyclopedia, a catalogue of the rural and urban landscapes of Germany arranged in alphabetical order. In carefully structured greyscale images, Johansson sensitively explores German history through its landscape, picking out the industrial scenes, industrial buildings, residential roads and shop fronts. His quiet photographs are carefully constructed, grid patterns recur constantly and each frame is packed with information.