Richard Reisen - Uebergangsheim Schiesstrasse
|Lecturis / Saiid/smale
In 1989 Richard Reisen worked for several months as a guard in a hostel for asylum-seekers at Schiessstraße 5 in Düsseldorf-Heerdt. He took his camera along, and what he photographed over time fulfills all criteria of what in ethnology and sociology is called “participatory observation.” One becomes part of a certain people, mingles with a social group – and documents what one sees, if possible without reservation, so that it can be evaluated later on. That is precisely what Richard Reisen did: As a night guard, he was part of the photographed system, and yet he was able to capture people, situations and objects as if they had never been seen before.
|144 p, ills bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, German/English
Lecturis / Saiid/smale