Ari Versluis
Ellie Uyttenbroek
nai010 Publishers, 2011, Rotterdam, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Nonfiction, Photography
9.45 x 12.4 inches, hardcover, fifth edition, 296 pages
ISBN: 9789064507656
Suggested Retail Price: $48.95

From the Publisher. Fifth edition. Inspired by interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have systematically documented numerous identities. They call their series “Exactitudes”: a contraction of “exact” and “attitude.” By registering their subjects in an identical framework they provide an almost scientific record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is taken to such extremes that the artistic aspect dominates the purely documentary element. Rotterdam's heterogeneous street scene remains a major source of inspiration for them; however, for this new edition, with 48 new series, they also visited Milan, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, Praia (Cabo Verde), New York, Bordeaux, London, and Paris.

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A photo-compilation created by a Rotterdam photographer and a stylist in an ever-growing series (last year a new edition was published) on people photographed in the street, all over the world: How we all want to be different yet are still the same.

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