War City

[Image: Jens Liebchen].

Lens Culture introduces us to German photographer Jens Liebchen's series DL07: stereotypes of war.
For the project, Liebchen "constructed a series of black-and-white photos of a city under seige [sic] – menacing helicopters buzzing abandoned buildings, furtive figures scrambling down deserted streets, smoke-filled skylines, blood-stained walls and sidewalks, too-young children armed with machine guns… Yet he took all of these photos in a city (Tirana, Albania) while it was at peace."

[Images: Jens Liebchen].

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4 Comments:

Anonymous georgelechat said...

That's all very well, but what about the giant jellyfish in the sky?

November 02, 2006 12:09 PM  
Anonymous thed said...

check another war modified towns

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=668849&page=0&vc=#Post668849

November 02, 2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

The giant jellyfish was shot down soon after these photos were taken...

November 02, 2006 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, you must take a look at this!:

http://nyartsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3030&Itemid=213

I saw this in the Tate Modern, London the other day, and it is very interesting indeed, and quite unbelievable - it certainly takes a while to realise it's a real city project. Nice 'soundtrack' too, of the mayor (and artist) narrating the scenario in almost inaudible rumbling Albanian (there are subtitles).

Geoff, BLDGBLOG is consistently spectacular.

thanks loads

November 03, 2006 6:01 AM  

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