Open See is the first part of a vast project by Jim Goldberg, documenting the exodus of refugees, immigrants and victims of human trafficking coming from countries ravaged by war and economic crises to remake their lives in Europe. Since 2003, Jim Goldberg has made photographs, films and Polaroids annotated by the subjects who tell the tales of their journeys, gathering manuscripts, notes, ephemera and recording their stories. These individuals are the victims of crises, in Europe and throughout the world--economic refugees from poverty-stricken regions, forced laborers, kidnapped sex slaves or persons duped by financial mirages. Many of them have left communities devastated by AIDS or totalitarian regimes, in the hope of more security and prosperity in Europe. Beginning in 2003 in Greece, as part of a Magnum Cultural Commission, Goldberg has photographed these populations and their distress. He became interested in the countries of origin of these migrants (and their living conditions there): countries such as Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, Liberia, Senegal, Mauritania and Democratic Republic of Congo. More generally, the work looks at the problems of globalization and addresses questions of racism and cultural persecution. Despite these sad realities, these individuals endure, and their stories are full of hope and heroism.
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Descripción Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. A superb example of this scarce book - still wrapped. Nº de ref. de la librería 100035
Descripción Steidl & Partners, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M3865218261
Descripción Steidl & Partners, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P113865218261
Descripción U.S.A.: Steidl & Partners, 2009. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Open See, the book and accompanying exhibition, both part of a still-ongoing project about what Goldberg calls the "new Europeans" – illegal immigrants, refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers from Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe. Goldberg often encourages his subjects to write on the Polaroid portraits he has taken of them. (The title, Open See, comes from one man's assertion that "in the open see [sic] there is no border".) The result can be mundane or heartfelt or harsh, but is nearly always forlornly poetic. One Somalian man has scrawled the words: "I make 68 taka [$1] a day and have despair." Another states: "Don't have papers, I can't stay here, I can't go anywhere." This is the Kafkaesque nightmare of displacement captured in a few faltering words. There are several layers of sadness and longing in many of Goldberg's images and suffering of one kind or another seems to suffuse his portraits. Many of the young women he encounters have been trafficked and sold into prostitution. One of them has written: "I am a whore" above her portrait, her expressionless face at odds with the stark force of her testimony. In one of the longer testimonies that end the book, a girl called Beauty writes: "After seven years of this fucking life, the only thing left of my beauty is the name.". Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1471628737462
Descripción Steidl, 2009. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Four-Volume softcover 1st Ed 1st Printing set in printed cardstock slipcover SIGNED by Jim Goldberg to rear panel of 4th book (along w/some emendations to the bird's wings!), a pristine new First Edition set uniquely signed; 4 sm ob 4tos, fully illus. Extra shipping charge REQUIRED for overseas delivery of this heavy oversize set. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 18320