American Winter.  Photographs by Gerry Johansson.
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American Winter.

Photographs by Gerry Johansson.
Mack, London, United Kingdom, 2018. In English. 360 pp., black-and-white illustrations, 6¾xx1½".

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Reviewed on photo-eye Blog by Blake Andrews.

Since the early eighties, Gerry Johansson has made quiet pictures of quiet places, often lying in the shadows of industrial decline. For American Winter, Johansson travelled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, finding as much beauty as there was misery in landscapes cloaked in snow: an isolated church floating in a mottled sea of white; leafless trees lining endless highways leading to nothing; long shadows cast on vernacular architecture in the season’s merciless sun. In his photographs time appears to stand still: neighbourhoods that once possessed the allure of Art Deco architecture, or the glory of bustling Main Streets, are now home to abandoned school buildings and cars parked decades ago. Johansson’s ascetic framing and sensitivity to light lends itself to the scenery and the sense of hopelessness evoked by these neglected places.


Special edition divided into 5 sets, each comprising a signed first edition of the book housed in a cardboard mailer slipcase with one of five signed and numbered silver gelatin prints (image size 9 x 9.2 cm on 16.9 x 23.9 cm paper) (see below for print options). Extra handling charge of $30 to cover shipping costs from the UK.

Bridgeport, Nebraska, 2017



White Earth, North Dakota, 2017


Circle, Montana, 2017


Froid, Montana, 2017


Rockham, South Dakota, 2017


Gerry Johansson (b. 1945) is a Swedish photographer who developed an interest in photography during his teen years and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He later studied graphic design at Konstindustriskolan (today the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg), working in graphic design for fifteen years. Since the mid-1980s he has worked as a freelance photographer. His first solo exhibition was at the Fotografiska Museet at the Moderna Museet, 1982. Supplement: Deutschland is the final book in the series of geographically focused publications starting with Amerika (1998), Sverige (2005), Kvidinge (2007), Ulan Bator (2009) and Pontiac (2011), Deutschland (2012), Antarktis (2014), Ravenna (2016) and Tokio (2016).

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