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Hans-Jürgen Raabe : Faces of Lourdes

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The large photographic image of our time
With the publication of the first three books in late October and two exhibitions in Germany this November, we are delighted to announce this long-term photographic project, the completion of which will span an entire decade. 
The photographer Hans-Jürgen Raabe, focus’ on the human face, searching archetypal places and recording time in a way as to bring to our attention that special and often overlooked air of normality. The project will be built in a series of 30 photographs, mission is to pick up where our attention often falters and fails us. Where we become blind to the realities of other people as we move through life with our eyes firmly shut. Training his lens on people, without pretense and with the simple intent to reveal and capture what is, his photographs are masterful still lifes – to borrow from the expression used by the German media scientist Norbert Bolz. Their power not only lies in their ability to penetrate our rampant apathy, but also in the fact that their simplistic beauty effectively cuts through our perceived need for visual business and action.

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