November 26, 2011

Simen Johan - Evidence of Things Unseen

Born in 1973 in Norway, then going in Sweden during his childhood, Simon Johan went in New York City at 20, a rather (unfortunately) classic path for a contemporary artist. Between 2000 and 2003 he realized this fascinating series called Evidence of Things Unseen in which he provides a rather disturbing view of childhood but oh so trusty to the way children sometimes live their environment and how they can show interest in things adults consider as filthy and disgusting. Playground in dirt could be a title. I'm not digging all of his other work but this series is to my eyes one of the strongest ever done in photography. His site here.

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