Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Cedar Evolution

Jul 03, 2013 - Jens Schwarz

Hello everyone, my name is Jens and I will be sharing some ideas and imagery with you for the next week.
I will start introducing myself by posting a set of pictures from a project that I’ve been working on for the last couple of years.
The ongoing project is called ›CedarEvolution‹ and is about Beirut’s social identity. Since 2008 I’ve been continuously traveling to Lebanon to further my project. In earlier stages some of the pictures have been exhibited and published but a final selection to be set together in a photobook is still work in progress.

The selection showcased here is a set intuitionally put together and some of the featured shots did not appear in earlier selections. It’s a reflection of what comes into my mind when approaching my work with a present sentiment towards subject matter and aesthetical transformations. And it’s about what I’m trying to open my eyes for: breaklines and contradictions…