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Hold the Line.
Photographs by Siegfried Hansen.
Verlag Kettler, Dortmond, Germany, 2015. In English. 56 pp., 7¾x10x½".
 
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This title was selected for the Shortlist for the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Street photography exists as a genre in incredibly many facets and manifestations. It is always about the right time to release the shutter, at a moment that captures and accurately refects what is fleeting and coincidental. For Siegfried Hansen, street photography is not so much in the nature of reportage and documentation. What he is interested in is graphic elements, shapes, interwoven lines and structures that, when harmoniously related to one another, yield an abstract image. Whereas in the photographs of such prominent role models as Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Kertész people play a major role, in the works of this Hamburg photographer faces and people are only suggested and are at best only dimly visible. No more is shown than is needed to create an interesting and balanced combination of people and objects.

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