Andri Pol - 24 Knechte, 5 Bauern Und 1 Hirt
Swiss photographer Andri Pol is widely known for his work as a freelance photographer for various newspapers and journals. Yet he also engages in personal and documentary projects centred on human subjects, like this series portraying the life of farmers trying to make a living in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Their deeply lined faces and advanced years tell a story of a slowly disappearing group that lives a rugged life of tradition and hard labour. Set against a backdrop of alpine peaks and villages, the individuals Pol has sought out in this sheltered corner of the world seem out of place in contemporary global life, recalling a simpler, purely agrarian time instead.
|72 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, German