For more than three decades, Gerry Johansson has immortalized places around the world. Born in 1945, the Swedish photographer developed an interest in photography as a teenager and moved to New York City in the early 1960s.
Spanish House invites the reader to visit central Spain and retrace his steps. On a hill near the small village of Balisa, an hour north of Segovia, north of Madrid, Johansson discovered an old chapel built with a single window about 20 x 50 cm wide and a tiled roof.
“It was this memory that, thirty years later, brought me back to Spain to try to find the chapel,” explains the photographer. Gerry Johansson’s black and white images reveal landscapes that are full of history.
The reader is mesmerized by the weathered stones and centuries-old crosses. “Studying Gerry Johansson’s photographs is like watching a tai chi master at work,” attests Zum magazine. This book can be found on the Mack Books website.
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