Defeated Zine #16 The Distric issue

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district the

issue 16


distric


ct District [dɪstrɪkt] , noun · any large town or populous place · constituting a city and its suburbs · buldings and streets · restaurants and bars · the metropolis


Moscow

Belayaevo is a neighborhood of Moscow middle perifery, where the urban landscape is characterized by the classics "Microrayon". In the shadow of these big buildings, citizens feel defenseless in front of a state that does not protect them anymore. This urban landscape faces us unconsciously to a Soviet past and confuses us about the present for living in the future.


Ana Núñez Rodríguez Spain


Pisa


Fabrizio Musu Pisa, Italy


At the sites of new, polished and freshly asphalted industrial districts flora is planted as a sign of human domination: small scrubs, hedges and ideally mowed grass, whereas old, forgotten places are being reannexed by ruderal species.


Michał Sierakowski Wrocław, Poland


Whisper a little prayer on the highway. Calling upon the concrete gods to not shatter the roads of dust and smoke, but rather to clutter the tracheas of the balcony swimmers.


Andrea Resner

Special Feature #1 Split Croatia




New York

Vida Parada


David DĂ­ez Madrid, Spain


Ljubljana & London

I think of people populating busy streets, sat amongst small shops and cafes. When I walk through such a district, dense with movement and colour, smells and experiences, I never think to take out my camera. It seems redundant. Everything is there, obvious, within reach, too overwhelming to capture. After a while my eyes search out the opposite of what I so eagerly imagined before a journey to somewhere unknown or a stroll through a newly discovered part of a familiar town. They, alert, provoked, start seeking emptiness and so they turn upwards, looking for the contrasts between the busy street and the empty solid space that looms above it or below it.


Barbara PocĚŒek Ljubljana, Slovenia


Kalininskiy district, Russia

The view of an outsider, devoid of any objectivity or journalistic ambitions to show all the aspects of the district. It is more about the mood of the person who found herself in a specific environment, a fleeting and poetic reaction to the urban space having nominal borders.


Tatyana Palyga Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic


NTRVW#16 Berlin Switzerland Israel Turkey


Johannes Saal




Johannes Saal

NTRVW for the District issue


WHO ARE YOU?

LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS?

My name is Johannes and I am 27 years old.

Before, even though it happened to a great degree

in religion, politics and economics. Besides I try

my approach to photography, anticipating a

Currently, I am in my final year of M.A. studies to establish photography as a second mainstay.

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? WHERE ARE

YOU NOW? WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I was born and grew up in Berlin. Since being restless, in recent years I lived in Tel Aviv, Istanbul

and now in Lucerne, Switzerland too. Let’s see

where I will end up in future. I am always excited about living in new places.

WHICH CAMERAS YOU SHOOT WITH?

Meanwhile, I almost solely use my Mamiya 7 medium format camera. For a long time I shot

intuitively. But more and more I conceptualize certain idea in advance.

WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

Maybe because I never was good enough for

painting, or let’s say I was just too lazy to satisfy

my need to illustrate the surrounding world how I see it in another way. I think I also did got into

photography because it was always important to my parents to support my creative development.

(...) Another reason especially concerning analogue photography is of emotional nature. HOW

DO YOU THINK YOUR IMAGES

with a Practika BC1 small format camera. Despite

REPRESENT THE ISSUE TOPIC?

medium format photography.

and moment. It's what really inspires me, what

My photography mainly focuses on places where

SOMETHING

it got broken I got too spoiled with the quality of WHAT IS BEHIND YOUR IMAGES?

nature and the human attempt to subdue the earth

interweave. My main interest in urbanization and

I try to capture people's essence in a given space

makes my shutter realese go on.

YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID TO

SOMEONE BUT YOU NEVER DID?

I should show how much I appreciate my family

infrastructural development clearly derives from

and friends more often.

architecture and urban landscapes, how they

Green...?

this. I am concerned about the social aspects of

manifest social arrangements, power, mobility,

WHAT COLOR ARE YOU? A SONG, A MOVIE, A BOOK:

conflict or segregation. Like culture itself urban

Hard to commit myself, but let’s say Carbonated

transformative so that I fascinated by dynamic

by John Huston, and Liquid Modernity by

WHAT

AN IMAGE THAT MOVES OR INSPIRES YOU?

landscapes are not static rather than constantly places of development or decay.

ELSE WOULD YOU DO IF YOU

COULDN’T TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?

I don’t know, maybe painting, drawing or

composing, something what would satisfy my creativity. At least I can say what I would not do

any more or less: traveling, hiking, exploring new

places, strolling around. A lot of things I love to

by Mount Kimbie, The Man Who Would Be King

Zygmunt Bauman.

I get more inspired by impressions from my direct

environment, things I can experience and many would probably call mundane. HAVE

YOU EVER BEEN DEFEATED?

HAPPENED?

WHAT

I never really made the experience of being

do are closely connected and motivated by

defeated. Contrary, concerning private life, surely,

DO YOU SEE THE PICTURE BEFORE OR AFTER

call defeat but I think it is rather disappointment.

photography.

I made such experiences which you maybe would






London

Cities aren't something you can check off a list once you've visited; they are ever-changing. Every moment is a unique combination of the movements and relationships between people and spaces, constantly evolving.


Knar Bedian Boston, United States


Michel Nguie Bordeaux, France


Bordeaux

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner Sometimes I feel like my only friend Is the city I live in - the city of cities Lonely as I am, together we cry


Amsterdam

These photos are all taken in Amsterdam, the city I do not plan to live in or leave forever. I like to capture clear shapes, compositions and colours I stumble upon in the capital I was born and raised in. Through my analog photos I hope to convey my love for this place and share the sense of nostalgia I feel when I walk down the streets..


Loes van Iperen Amsterdam, The Netherlands


路 A Hurst In Historic Savannah Georgia 路 Downtown Jacksonville Florida 路 Downtown Atlanta Georgia 路 View From Twin Peaks San Francisco California


Nicholas Luvaul

Special Feature #2 Oakland California




Wrocław & Berlin

I chose quiet and sunny mornings and wandered in both cities aimlessly until I could see a great photograph.


Anne-Marie Arpin Buxton, United Kingdom


Berlin & Jerusalem


Anni Malguina Saint Petersburg & Moscow, Russia


I don't like the chaos of the city, I prefer to focus on the styles, the simple things, the details. These are the shots that I did during my shifts in the Apulia region in southern Italy, with the exception of a trip to Warsaw in January, I feel very lonely when traveling, photographs taken during this feeling of loneliness.


Giuliana Massaro

Special Feature #3 Cerignola, Puglia Italy




Structured Memories


Lisa M. Allen Washington, United States


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MICHAŁ SIERAKOWSKI

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ANDREA RESNER

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DAVID DIEZ

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BARBARA POČ EK

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TATYANA PALYGA

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JOHANNES SAAL

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KNAR BEDIAN

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MICHEL NGUIE

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LOES VAN IPEREN

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NICHOLAS LAVAUL

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ANNE-MARIE ARPIN

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ANNI MALGUINA

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GIULIANA MASSARO

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LISA M. ALLEN

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CURATED & EDITED BY JAEL LEVI

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JOHANNES SAAK ISSUE 16 THIS IS A 22SEVEN PROJECT


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