Photographs by Peter Funch.
V1 Gallery & Peter Funch, 2010. 94 pp., 41 color illustrations, 15x10¼".
Babel Tales is a series of works that focus on human relations (or the lack thereof) in big cities.
Peter Funch’s project is a junction between documentary photography and manipulated photography.
Through repetition and juxtaposition he zooms in on human similarities and collective behavior
and ends up creating a strange poetic and detailed picture of our presence as both individuals and community in the public sphere.
His uncanny work raises questions of reality contra fiction and challenges our notion of photography
as being a depiction of a certain moment in time.
Peter Funch’s work are documents of moments that never existed as they are composed of several hundred moments
taken over the duration of several weeks for each piece. By shooting in the exact same position over a period of time,
he is able to superimpose images on top of each other and create a fictional work base on documentary photography.”
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