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1000 Families (Specials) [Paperback]

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One thousand families -- literally! Photographer Uwe Ommer shares with us his newly completed four-year project, a "Family Album of Planet Earth". Overwhelming in its magnitude, this project is truly extraordinary. Stopping in over 150 countries in all corners of the world, Ommer carefully selected the families who best reflected each society's traditions and social conditions. Many of the portraits have appeared in exhibitions and magazines during the course of the project; now that the work is finished, Taschen brings it all to you in one volume.

Ommer chose to photograph each family in the same way, against a white background and with identical lighting. All of the traditional elements of a documentary photograph are removed, leaving only the people themselves. The result is astonishing. You'll see yourself in these pages, and maybe not just in the families that look like yours. Seeing all of these families smiling for the camera makes the world feel a little smaller; our differences are not as profound as we may think.



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Pages   552
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   4.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822862134  
ISBN13  9783822862131  


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More About Uwe Ommer


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Uwe Ommer is a photographer whose latest book, "1000 Families," was the subject of a major exhibition. He is an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society.
Sophie Furlaud is a journalist and an author of books for children.
Pierre Verboud is currently a secondary-school teacher. Previously, he worked as an editor and designer.


Uwe Ommer currently resides in Bergisch-Gladbach. Uwe Ommer was born in 1943.

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10Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > 20th Century
11Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Marriage & Family



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WOW!!! 1000.... really?  Oct 22, 2001
YES... really!!

This book shows pictures taken over 4 years in almost every country in the world. To be honest, I didn't even know some of the countries!!!

It is a great book just look at for hours and hours, especially if you like to really look at and examine photographs, the pictures are incredible, and I loved the way each culture is portrayed.... the customes, accesories , sitting arrangement, and family size.

It is printed on a very nice paper, and the book is a nice large but portable size, and it even has comments on some of the families, what they do for a living, where Uwe met them, or why he chose them, etc...

My only complain is that loads of pictures are way too small to be admired, so I ended up skipping many pages because of this.

Otherwise it is a really nice book and will make an excellent present.

 
1000 FAMILIES  Jan 17, 2001
Photographer Uwe Ommer shares with us his newly completed four-year project, a "Family Album of Planet Earth." Overwhelming in its magnitude, this project is truly extraordinary. Stopping in over 150 countries in all corners of the world, Ommer carefully selected the families which best reflected each society's traditions and social conditions. Many of the portraits have appeared in exhibitions and magazines during the course of the project; now that the work is finished, TASCHEN brings it all to you in one volume. Ommer chose to photograph each family in the same way, against a white background and with identical lighting. All of the traditional elements of a documentary photograph are removed, leaving only the people themselves. The result is astonishing.
 

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