Part ONE (click on first image to the left hereunder)
Part TWO (click on first image of the box hereunder)
The Insides of a City
by Nada Gambier and Mark Etchells
Nada & Co.
Between March 2015 and March 2018 the authors undertook a series of visits to cities across Europe. During their travels they built a growing archive of images, sounds and testimonies recording the lives and dreams of teachers, political activists, taxi drivers, priests, cleaners and more.
Through this book Gambier and Etchells want to share some of the humour, strangeness, complexity and troubling transformations that Europe and its people are currently undergoing.
The pictures and texts herein portray different aspects of city life and scenarios. Empty buildings, people at work, the absurd, the broken and the new, the sad and the beautiful.
The quotes in this book record the voices of the people met along the way, in Greece, Finland, Georgia, France, Belgium, Croatia, Switzerland and the UK.
All photographs are taken by the authors and copyrighted to Nada & Co.
In an alley a crow is plucking the insides out of a dead pigeon. A homeless man sits and watches, smiling and mumbling under his breath. In the distance you can hear the traffic from the city centre and the never-ending song of human voices.
The paratroopers pose with tourists by the cathedral. One of them lets a mini-skirted Russian girl hold his assault rifle. She places it between her legs and pouts at her friend who is filming the whole episode with her iPhone on a selfie stick.
In the background somebody is placing flowers and a candle in front of the photo of a young man that is tied to the railings. Other odds and ends that have been placed there are being blown around in the wind, like rubbish or fallen leaves.