KEN SCHLES The Geometry of Innocence

Edited by Thomas Zander & Markus Schaden.

Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin.

Text by Ken Schles

128 pages, 208 illustrations


With his photographs, the American photographer Schles approaches the omnipresence of social structures, which – pushed by the flood of media images – are undergoing permanent, almost frantic change. In a veritable visual roller coaster he sends his viewers onto city streets, playgrounds, into pubs and bars, puts them into a police helicopter and takes them to death row, hospital rooms and police interventions. There is no “story”, only a breathless sequence of pictures condensed into thematic clusters – a highly intense visual experience soon holding the viewer spell-bound.

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