What would you take a picture of if your boss asked you to "take photographs and images to compliment a story on the decentralization of the administration of the Dutch development aid"? Dutch photographer Jan Banning was given this task, and seeing as how perhaps abstract thoughts don't translate well into tangible photography, the artist did the only natural thing to do. Photographed centralized governments. The product?
When you hear of government agencies, the civil services & departmental diplomatic bureaus is usually enough to put most of us to sleep. Smaller versions of the Oval Office? Or maybe an office block similar to the dark mysterious towers of London’s MI6?
But when you stop and think about it, who ARE these individuals that are the true cogs and wheels of government, where do they work and what does their workplace look like?
Smaller versions of the Oval Office? Or maybe an office block similar to the dark mysterious towers of London’s MI6?