Culture & Communication
Jason Langer’s Twenty Years pursues a solitary journey through the nocturnal streets and dimly lit rooms of a dream like world. Spanning 20 years of his career, this aptly titled book is the first survey of Langer’s work. Included are many previously unpublished images, surrealist experimentation and figure studies, as well as his singular investigation of the city of Berlin. Langer’s photographic language has been variously described as cinematic and poetic, haunting and romantic. Best known for his noir visions of contemporary urban life, Langer has photographed not only some of the world’s great cities, but intimate scenes as well, ranging from male and female nudes to inanimate objects captured in moments of lifelike feeling. Langer’s beautifully crafted images, rich with lush, black tones, strive to always capture the unanticipated or chance moment, layered with timeless drama and dynamism.
As Julia Dolan states in her essay, “Langer pushes us, through the beauty of well-crafted imagery, to tangle with the tension that builds between life and death, and between an artist and his medium.”
Published by Radius Books, Summer 2015
Foreword by Julia Dolan. Texts by John Hill and Michael Shapiro
Hardbound with jacket
12.5 x 11.5 inches / 31.75 x 29.21 cm
172 pages | Price $55
Radius Books Biennial Artists Weekend
September 19, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art gallery
September 26, 2015, 3:30-5:30pm
Group Exhibition: Atlàntica Colectivas, Fotonoviembre, International Photography Biennial, Tenerife
Organized by the Centro de Fografía Isla de Tenerife, Fotonoviembre 2015 is the 13th edition of this international photo biennial held in Tenerife in November-December 2015. Jason Langer will present a selection of images from Twenty Years.
For more information, please visit fotonoviembre.org