Artist and professor of photography Adam Broomberg picks Peter Funch’s 42nd & Vanderbilt as one of the best books of 2017.
Peter Funch will be signing the book at 2. PM on Saturday in the Gallery. Everyone is welcome.
Broomberg’s thoughtful consideration of the project:
“By highlighting both the differences and the similarities, Funch not only trains my eye to look and to look again for the small daily rituals that make people’s lives manageable, meaningful, and profoundly human. I am made to look carefully and, instead of judge, to empathize. Although so simple and for one of the first times in many years I was confronted by a book that made me look (and love) images again, I feel a profound literary undercurrent in the book. For me, it brings up Fernando Pessoa and his Book of Disquiet, Perec and Life: A User’s Manual. I could go on… what I mean is that these images, like these books, focus on the smallest of life’s details as the essential matter that gets us through our own very private, alienated lives. It is rare for photography to capture that.
Thank you for making me enjoy looking and to feel empathy again.”