• Vladimir Antaki The Guardians
  • Vladimir Antaki The Guardians
  • Vladimir Antaki The Guardians

Vladimir Antaki The Guardians

For his series The Guardians Antaki traveled across Europe, the Middle East and America, photographing shopkeepers or »Guardians«. These Guardians are keepers of what Antaki terms »urban temples«, unique spaces which, in an age of cookie-cutter, corporate shops, hearken back to an earlier time and mode of urban life. Antaki creates visually arresting portraits of the Guardians that make the viewer connect to the beauty of these often forgotten spaces. Antaki believes that these temples are the heart and soul of every city; they are what give the urban center its uniqueness in time and place. There is also a duty of memory associated with these spaces. As so many of them are closing, it falls to artists such as Antaki to preserve their memory and pay them tribute.
The book includes portraits and statements from 45 shopkeepers and artisans from Beirut, Berlin, Bordeaux, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Miami, Montréal, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Venice Beach.


Hardcover with belly-band 30 x 24 cm 112 pages 58 color illustrations English, French Available ISBN 978-3-86828-925-1 2019

Artist:

Vladimir Antaki

Texts:

Vladimir Antaki, Edward Burtynsky

Design:

Marc Kandalaft, RAP


Preview

Exhibitions

Beyrouth, Mon Amour (Group Exhibition))
Institut du monde arabe, Paris
11.09. – 24.11.2019

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
02.05.– 02.06.2019

 

 

Book Signings

Kehrer Verlag@Paris Photo
9 November 2019, 3pm

Reviews

Spiegel Online, 21.04.2019

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