Villes / Cities / Städte
SC 17 x 23 cm.
Steidl / Fondation Cartier 2007
Addis Abeba, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Johannesburg, Le Caire, Moskau, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo.
"From Cairo to Rio, from Shanghai to Dubai, from Addis Ababa to New York - from twelve of the world's metropoles the French photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon brought back twelve films and a great many photographs. He spent only a short time in each city, in order to document his first impressions in unspoiled form. The cities he chose were all in a state of upheaval and were therefore receptive for his candid gaze. Depardon loves to lose himself in foreign cities and to entrust himself to the flow of passers-by in the lively streets. There he took photos and made films in colour - all new to him - which documented the everyday life of the people he saw. " Staatliche Museen Berlin -