Sameer Farooq /

mail@sameerfarooq.com


2014

Photobank

In collaboration with Bob Wilkinson
Books (2 volumes)
Softcover, perfect bound, 5” x 8”
Vol. 1: 390pp. / Vol. 2: 370pp.

By meticulously reading 25,000 images from UNESCO’s Photobank, the archive was re-performed and arranged into new categories, revealing several unexpected patterns. The bookworks problematize the belief of the archivist as a neutral, objective, holder of truth, and instead demonstrated that through the act of naming and categorizing, one’s imprint is always on the material. The archive can be seen as self portrait of the archivist rather than a representation of the subjects portrayed. Books available for purchase on request. Excerpts from select chapters below.

Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Large Portrait (Chapter 13) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Hand Gesture (Chapter 10) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Tall and Short (Chapter 20) Sofa Space (Chapter 19) Sofa Space (Chapter 19) Sofa Space (Chapter 19) Iteration (Chapter 12) Iteration (Chapter 12)


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