“More than half of the planet’s population now lives in cities, including the mega-cities of Asia, Africa and South America. In these huge urban agglomerations, overpopulation, poverty, housing, transportation, insalubrity, energy supply and social inequities pose significant challenges. Between 2015 and 2016, Morten Andersen traveled to Mexico City, Cairo, Mumbai, Calcutta, Dhaka, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Jakarta and Lagos to photograph life in all its forms. Two years later, in 2018, he published Fast Cities (Journal), a book that brings together more than 200 photographs from his various travels: made with a small digital camera, the images are raw, brutal sometimes in their crudity; the work on the color (with the blue as dominant colour) and the textures (the pixels are sometimes visible: they seem to derealise the image) are extremely precise. Between noise and fury, we are sometimes close to the world of cyber-punk (Blade-runner, Dead substance). Intertwined with these urban images, will be exposed to Zoème some photographs from Leira, work on the landscapes around the river of his native region in Norway, that Morten Andersen realized between 2005 and 2006.”
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