Peter Funch’s Babel Tales opening/book signing at Colette in Paris

Colette in Paris is now showing Peter Funch’s Babel Tales series for the month of November, with an opening reception and book signing on November 18th.

A few images from the gallery at Colette:

Babel Tales is a series of works that focus on human relations (or lack thereof) in big cities.  Peter’s project is a junction between documentary photography and manipulated photography.  Through repetition and juxtaposition he zooms in on human similarities and collective behavior and ends up creating a strange poetic and detailed picture of our presence as both individuals and community in the public sphere.  His uncanny work raises questions of reality contra fiction and challenges our notion of photography as being a depiction of a certain moment in time.

Peter Funch’s work are documents of moments that never existed as they are composed of several hundred moments taken over the duration of several weeks for each piece.  By shooting in the exact same position over a period of time, he is able to superimpose images on top of each other and create a fictional work base on documentary photography.

Babel Tales was published this year with a limited run of 500 copies and has 41 color photos printed on 250 G silk tint paper.

Babel Tales is available for sale from the following:

V1 GALLERY COPENHAGEN
DASHWOOD BOOKS NEW YORK
Clic Bookstore & Gallery NYC
COLETTE PARIS
POLITIKENS BOGHANDEL COPENHAGEN
SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN, BOOKSELLERS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

You can see more of Peter Funch’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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One Comment

  1. Green Design wrote:

    The same location over a period of time? Hm…The photos look pretty colorful all the time.