Fábio Cunha: ‘Zona, An investigation Report’ (featuring Propeller’s open call for edition #2 – fiction)

ZONA – An Investigation Report Fabio’s statement After the housing crisis caused by the economic and political power, the housing authority decided to open an investigation to assess its consequences. Given that previous reports were ambiguous, fieldwork was needed. Thus an investigator was sent to ZONA with the specific aim of preparing a visual report on…

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║ Ángel Marcos ║

© Ángel Marcos, Landscape 21, from the series Landscapes, 1997     © Ángel Marcos, Landscape 11, from the series Landscapes, 1997 “From an isolated photograph one could say that it is set in a heterogeneous network of principles, almost as abundant as the straight lines passing through a geometrical point: the possibilities of interpretation…

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║ Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre ║

.© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Kraftwerk, Muldenstein, from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges   © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Bleichert Transportanlagen, Leipzig from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges “During the industrial revolution, factories were built with a great aesthetic concern since there used to promote the image of companies. More than…

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║ Daniel Mirer ║

© Daniel Mirer, Shea Stadium, Players Walkway, from the series ArchitorSpace, 2003   © Daniel Mirer, Shea Stadium, Office Hallway, New York 2, from the series ArchitorSpace, 2003 “The “ArchitorSpace” photographs display a specific interest and fears I have about the banality of spaces such as those of enclosed areas. These places are typologies of…

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║ Michael Schnabel ║

© Michael Schnabel, Elephants/Rinoceri, Stuttgart, 2000   © Michael Schnabel, Monkeys, Stuttgart and Hannover, 2000 “German photographer Michael Schnabel’s large-format images of zoo interiors in Germany and Switzerland resonate with a minimalist beauty, which oddly emphasizes their mid-century modernist architecture.[…] Like Elephants/Rhinoceri, Stuttgart, some of the spaces Schnabel photographed resemble indoor spas rather than cages.…

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║ James Nizam ║

© James Nizam, Anteroom (pile of cabinets in room), 2007 © James Nizam, Dwellings #13, 2006 “James Nizam’s work reveals a fascination with the processes of change, decay, and reclamation within our built environment. His new series of colour photographs—shot inside abandoned houses slated for demolition—speaks eloquently about the booming real-estate market in Vancouver and…

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║ Richard Ross – Architecture of Authority ║

© Richard Ross, Guantanamo, Cuba © Richard Ross, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia © Richard Ross, Angola State Penitentiary, Angola Louisiana “For the past several years—and with seemingly limitless access—Richard Ross has been making unsettling and thought-provokingpictures of architectural spaces that exert power over the individualswithin them.From a Montessori preschool to churches, mosques, and diverse civic…

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║ Markus Henttonen ║

© Markus Henttonen, Garden, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 © Markus Henttonen, Rooftop-party, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 “My guiding principle as a photographer has been to explore and research people in public places and spaces. I photograph people in the urban city environment and the tension between those in night…

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║ Laurenz Berges ║

© Laurenz Berges, Berlin – Karlshorts III, 1995   © Laurenz Berges, Potsdam V, 1995   “Several images in the series record the intersection of architectural elements with the ground in harmonious if unspectacular compositions, pregnant with the implication of what might have occurred or still could occur there. In others, architectural elements enter into…

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║ Brad Moore ║

© Brad Moore, Trini Circle, Westminster, California, 2006  © Brad Moore, Islands, Westminster, California, 2007 “These photographs were shot in modest, well-worn, suburban cities in central and inland Southern California. Built in the 50s and 60s, these cities provided a new home and future to a post-war population. While Southern California’s coastal cities flourish, cities…

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║ Anne Hardy ║

© Anne Hardy, Untitled I (cobwebs), 2003 © Anne Hardy, Cipher, 2007 “Anne Hardy’s interiors look aged, as if they were lived in or used for years and years in pursuit of some specific, perhaps obsessive aim, (…) and then photographed after everyone’s left. They are plenty of labeled cubby holes, cigarette butts, trophies, assorted…

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