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Uta Barth

4.67 of 5 stars 4.67  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Uta Barth's photographs take the opposite approach to the Dusseldorf school of photographers, recording her subjects in objective archival detail, while natural environments are often out of focus, perversely cropped and empty of any foreground subject.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Phaidon Press (first published 2004)
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Michael Vagnetti
I look at something from the Ground series and the pressure of having to "interpret" art blows out with a huge, long-suffering hiss, an extended deflation.

I am pacified by the photographic analog to breathing; more specifically, to the self-awareness that arises simply by focusing on the act of breathing. Thus, the images are a photographic means to mindfulness: "I think that the work invests in ideas about time, stillness, inactivity and non-event, not as something threatening or numbing, but a
Catherine Corman
"Austere" is the word that I think I would associate with my memories.

-Uta Barth
Dec 26, 2007 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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