Joachim Koester’s Some Boarded Up Houses (2009–2011) is a series of nine black-and-white photographs, five of which were acquired by the CNAP in 2014. In this series, the artist adopts the visual vocabulary of the documentary style in photography, which allows him to deploy an objective representation of urban landscapes. He focuses here on American houses with their openings, doors and windows, all boarded up. Joachim Koester records a moment in the US history, namely the consequence of the subprime mortgage crisis.
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