Petra WittmarMedebach : Fotografien 2009-2011 Hardback
Edited by Die Photographische Sammlung
Multiple-family homes, garages, farms, small industrial buildings.
The sidewalks are swept, the front yards are mowed, the hedges meticulously pruned.
In her latest four-color photo series, Petra Wittmar (*1955 in Medebach, Hochsauerland), graduate of the Folkwangschule in Essen, captures the apparent dreariness, despite its orderliness, of her hometown from a perspective that is as dauntless as it is distanced.
Her pictures are exemplary of the everyday face of a small country town in the German province: alongside the occasional store one sees absurdly strange pieces of architecture-a Mediterranean villa, an Alpine chalet, a small high-rise.
New housing developments, permanently half-empty. A couple of vacant lots and playing fields where children live out their childhoods.
In Schulstrasse, a tempting, red chewing gum vending machine.
Ruffled curtains are flaunted in the windows; wrought-iron bars block the path to freedom.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Hatje Cantz
- Publication Date: 09/05/2013
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9783775735438