BERLIN - the urban photo project
With a German/English text by Dunja Christochowitz. Edition J. J. Heckenhauer, Berlin/Tuebingen 2005. 192 nn. p. with b/w and colour illustrations by Esther Levine. Hardcover. Bounded.
"The work of New York based German photographer Esther Levine is attracting attention in this corpus of urban ideas and symbols. A code is a system of symbols. Symbols stand for other symbols which without communication remain phenomena unrecorded. Esther Levine creates transient codes for Berlin's continuity in change - her work is about intensities with a foucaultish contempt for quantities and qualities. Her photography stands in the tradition of Garry Winogrand's claim: "I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs."