The World Is Where You Stop
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Master of the visual and intellectual elements of photography.
Former Director of Photography of the National Geographic Magazine
Go on a journey around the world in search of human nature. The World Is Where You Stop is a critical look at our reality, where good and evil, euphoria and suffering, wealth and poverty, virtue and licentiousness, coexist side by side. For over 50 years of his career, Tomasz Tomaszewski, one of Poland’s most outstanding photographers, has recorded situations that are difficult to pass by indifferently.
Shocking juxtapositions of photos, like shots from mondo films documentaries, make you reflect on the condition of contemporary man and the world he both lives in and creates. Sometimes the frames emanate the artist’s admiration for the beauty and power of nature, sometimes one can see his overwhelming fear or musings on our humanity.
150 black-and-white images do not explain how it happened that we have ended up in a place like this. Instead, they ask questions about where our world is headed and what we can expect at the end of the road.
Built as a coherent, multi-threaded story, the book is a cross-sectional presentation of Tomasz Tomaszewski's work and includes many pictures that have never been previously published.
See a preview of the book on YouTube:
IN THE PRESS
foto-info.pl (in Polish)
- Kwartalnik Fotografia #42 (in Polish)
Photographs: Tomasz Tomaszewski
Essays: Kent Kobersteen, Tadeusz Gadacz
Book design: Aneta Kowalczyk
Photo editing: Tomasz Tomaszewski, Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala
Translations: Agnieszka Chrościcka, Tomasz Tomaszewski and Jason Lowther
Proofreading: Ben Borek
Paper: Munken Print White 1.8 150g
Number of pages: 320
Number of photos: 150 (bw, quadtone)
Language version: English
Print run: 1500 copies
Printing and binding: Argraf (Warsaw, Poland)
Publication date: May 2023
Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS