Best of photography 2017

Light, composition, color, syntax; but also abandon, fringe, infrastructure, dystopia. There are infinite ways you can look at the built landscape. We have selected 10 of the best Domusweb photo essays of 2017.

Daniel Rueda e Anna Devís

The Austrian photographer Gisela Erlacher focused her research on the apparently interstitial spaces created by traffic infrastructures that as cities’ population grows become more and more in demand.

Domusweb editorial staff selected some images from Daniel Rueda’s Instagram profile, which transmit joy and optimism, encouraging us, as the Monty Python would sing, to look at the bright side of life.

Kurt Hollander documented the interiors of an erotic videochat studio in Cali, Colombia. When seen in real life, the rooms resemble nothing so much as sets of a (porn) movie. Online, however, the fantasy elements of the pseudo-architecture appear convincingly real.

The young photographer Kani Marouf went to Kurdistan, her homecountry, where she found everyday life stuck in between borders of radicalism, war and suppression.

In transplanting familiar edifices in the midst of upheaval, within landscapes often barren of life, Pouria Khojastehpay manipulates a degraded and dystopian atmosphere.

The research by Alterazioni Video promotes the study of the Incompiuto architectural style as an interpretative paradigm of Italian architecture from WWII to the present day.

With a digital camera, hidden in the back of a car, Armando Perna managed to elude the widespread control system that the parastatal Hezbollah military exercises over Dahiye.

Stages, the project by Jannike Stelling shows an artistic Cape Town overview, with images characterised by graphic surfaces, shapes and surreal environments.

After 0/1 Data Flow (2004), Global Soul (2008) and The Third Day (2013), Henrik Spohler’s new photographic project In Between is the fourth part of a series on modern traffic of data and goods.

Commissioned to create new works for the art collection of Wienerberger, the world’s largest bricks producer, Peter Puklus included his life into the project, connecting the house and the family.

With a long sequence of details, the polaroids of Giovanna Silva map out the most famous swimming pools on the island of Capri. The end result is a single place, made of many different pools.

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