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Lars Tunbjörk - Office / Kontor / オフィス, Journal, 2002, Stockholm

 

Hardcover, cloth bound, text in English and Swedish, edit by Gösta Flemming, layout by Greger Ulf Nilson and Lars Tunbjörk, design by Greger Ulf Nilson, co-published with Max Ström, Stockholm.

The office is one of our most common workplaces. A common working environment, yet rarely attracting attention. Photographically, working life is often depicted in visually and emotionally charged settings – industry, shipping, farming, prisons, hospitals, psychiatric institutions etc. On the other hand middleclass life fails to attract most photographers and has thus been documented very little.

For Lars Tunbjörk (1956 - 2015), growing up in a lower middleclass environment, depicting his roots was a natural step. After the critically acclaimed book Country Beside Itself focusing on public space and leisure activities in Sweden, he wished to create a sequel depicting work.

At first he photographed several small and large companies and state establishments in Sweden. But with expanding globalization he felt it restrictive to visit Swedish offices only. Thus he sought out places of significant importance to international trade, such as Tokyo and New York’s Wall Street.

Pages: 116
Place: Stockholm
Year: 2002
Publisher: Journal
Size: 29 x 28 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
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Hardcover, cloth bound, text in English and Swedish, edit by Gösta Flemming, layout by Greger Ulf Nilson and Lars Tunbjörk, design by Greger Ulf Nilson, co-published with Max Ström, Stockholm.

The office is one of our most common workplaces. A common working environment, yet rarely attracting attention. Photographically, working life is often depicted in visually and emotionally charged settings – industry, shipping, farming, prisons, hospitals, psychiatric institutions etc. On the other hand middleclass life fails to attract most photographers and has thus been documented very little.

For Lars Tunbjörk (1956 - 2015), growing up in a lower middleclass environment, depicting his roots was a natural step. After the critically acclaimed book Country Beside Itself focusing on public space and leisure activities in Sweden, he wished to create a sequel depicting work.

At first he photographed several small and large companies and state establishments in Sweden. But with expanding globalization he felt it restrictive to visit Swedish offices only. Thus he sought out places of significant importance to international trade, such as Tokyo and New York’s Wall Street.

Pages: 116
Place: Stockholm
Year: 2002
Publisher: Journal
Size: 29 x 28 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. II picks here