Half Life

Half Life

by Michael Ackerman
     
 

According to Denis Kambouchner's introduction, Half Life is a haunted book. It is certainly disturbing; in Michael Ackerman's world, something is disintegrating. The landscapes are harsh and unwelcoming, but it is the anguish of individuals that stirs us most deeply—their expressions of distress and confusion, their unfinished gestures, the sense of

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According to Denis Kambouchner's introduction, Half Life is a haunted book. It is certainly disturbing; in Michael Ackerman's world, something is disintegrating. The landscapes are harsh and unwelcoming, but it is the anguish of individuals that stirs us most deeply—their expressions of distress and confusion, their unfinished gestures, the sense of damage. These are people who appear to live in the ruins of a drama. It is as if their whole bodies were given over to a scream.

Michael Ackerman is a member of the prestigious Agence VU' Galerie, has been exhibited worldwide, and has won several international awards. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907893001
Publisher:
Lewis, Dewi Publishing
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Ackerman. An American by birth, Michael Ackerman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York in 1984. After studying he began to photograph in the city’s streets, nightclubs and on its waterfronts. Between 1993 and 1997 he made several trips to Benares, India. The photographs from that project were published as End Time City by Robert Delpire, the legendary Paris based publisher.

A member of the prestigious Agence/Gallerie Vu, his work has been exhibited internationally and he has won several international awards including: the Prix Nadar, the SCAM Roger Pic Prize and the International Centre of Photography Infinity Award.

His work is in many major collections and in 2010 it was included in Traverse, the book and exhibition of the collection of Marin Karmitz which was shown at Rencontres d’Arles. Michael Ackerman now lives in Berlin.

Denis Kambouchner. Denis Kambouchner is a philosopher and historian of French philosophy

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