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The Athens Recorder
Johannes Schwartz

The Athen Recorder

The Athen RecorderThe Athens Recorder
Johannes Schwartz
Roma Publications


544 Pages
380 x 270 mm
ISBN 9789491843792



What do people do, if they are out in the street? Reading? Waiting? Can we recognize the inhabitant, the stranger, the traveler by his actions and deeds in an urban setting? This is the premise of Johannes Schwartz’s exploration, which was set in Athens in the fall of 2015. The result are photos of streets, public squares, museums, ruins and shops, places of culture and consumption. Devided in 17 chapters everything passes by in a set of chance driven encounters.

About the Artist
Johannes Schwartz (Munich, 1970) is a photographer living and working in Amsterdam, who studied photography at Gerrit Rietveld Academy between 1995 and 1998. At the Rietveld Academy, he has been head of the photography department (2004-2010), where he is currently still teaching. Awards include the Esther Kroon Award (1998) and the Cobra Kunstprijs Amstelveen (2007). He is one of the artists participating in ‘Opera Aperta / Loose Work’, the official Dutch entry to the Venice Biennale 2011.

About the Publisher 
Roma Publications is an Amsterdam based art publisher, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems, and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce and distribute autonomous publications made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books. The publications so far are in editions between 2 and 150,000 copies. Occasionally, Roma also curates exhibitions.

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