The Dresden Project.
Photographs by Fredrik Marsh. Essays by Andreas Krase, Rod Slemmons and Holger Starke.
Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden, 2009. 104 pp., 72 color and black & white illustrations, 12x9".
Signed copies available!
American photographer Fredrik Marsh’s images tell the story of the
great societal upheaval at the end of the twentieth century from an
unusual perspective. The project deals in general with the passing of
time and with change. Marsh came to Dresden for the first time in 2002
and the idea for the Transitions: The Dresden Project, which would not
be finally completed until 2006, came to the photographer in a process
that can only be described as possessing its own momentum. Marsh had
started to focus on German history in a downright unconventional
manner. He developed quite a distinct and unusual interest in the
remnants of recent, specifically East German history as well as in the
changes wrought by the rebuilding and the renewal of Dresden following
the peaceful revolution of 1989. He concentrated on the overlapping of
different historical layers which he discovered in empty factory
buildings, barracks and deserted old historic Dresden residences. He
proceeded like an archaeologist who enters a new territory and secures
evidence of former life without influencing it in any way. With his
pictures, Fredrik Marsh pays reverence to the important, but also
tragic past of this city. Marsh received a John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Transitions: The Dresden Project.
ABOUT THE DELUXE LIMITED EDITION
The Deluxe Limited Edition of TRANSITIONS: THE DRESDEN PROJECT comes with a choice of one of four archival pigment prints and a signed book. All prints made by the artist are from scans of his original negatives. Three options are 9 x 11 inches in image size, printed on an 11 x 14 sheet of 300 gsm, 100% cotton & acid-free paper. Prints are mounted on 2-ply archival board and matted in a 14 x 17 inch 4-ply archival window matte. The fourth option measure 5 1/2 x 14 inches in image size, printed on a 8 x 17 inch sheet of 300 gsm, 100% cotton & acid-free paper. Prints are mounted on 2-ply archival board and matted in a 12 x 20 inch 4-ply archival window matte. The prints are numbered, signed, and dated on verso. This edition is limited to 15 copies per image - 60 in total.
View print choice 1 (Gas)
View print choice 2 (Konigsbrucker)
View print choice 3 (Stauffenbergallee)
View print choice 4 (Rosenstrasse)
Read George Slade's review of Transitions on photo-eye Magazine.