• Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis
  • Werner Bartsch Airtropolis

Werner Bartsch Airtropolis

Airtropolis, the new project by photographer Werner Bartsch, explores the urban space of a large airport, zeroing in on details of this complex cosmos while moving freely through its enclosed territory. The photographs refer back to the series of images in Bartsch's extremely successful publication Desert Birds (Kehrer 2010), which focused on the aircraft boneyards in the southwest USA. Similar to Desert Birds, Airtropolis does not attempt to chart an inventory of the obvious, but instead takes a subjective view – in images that are sometimes factual and in other cases more abstract. Modern mega-airports are the crossroads of our globalized world. Many people today are in constant motion, continually changing their geographic location. Every international hub faces similar challenges: growing passenger and cargo traffic, counterterrorism measures in the wake of 9/11, aircraft noise and greenhouse gases. But at the same time, the airport is the setting that allows us to overcome distances – both geographical and mental – while acting as a shared universe for countless people from the most diverse cultures, the starting point where everyone can take off into another time.


Hardcover with dust jacket 30 x 23 cm 120 pages 90 color illustrations English, German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-440-9 2013

Artist:

Werner Bartsch

Texts:

Werner Bartsch, Sophia Greiff

Design:

Kehrer Design

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