Dominik Dunsch: Suburbia
The genre of family continues to be explored as photographers mine their lives, looking at those under the same roof as a way to understand and document those near and dear. Dominik Dunsch’s project Suburbia documents the every day, using family and place to understand his own life as he exists between generations in the middle ground of what is and what was. It’s a series of details and metaphors, the intangible bumping up against the real, snippets of humor and absurdity and beauty all combining into this thing called life.
Dominik Dunsch(b. 1973) is a German photographer. He grew up in the Frankfurt-area of former West Germany and took up photography early in life.
After graduating from medical school, he started to intensify his photographic work, leading to first solo exhibitions, mainly focusing on street-photography at that time. In 2009 and 2011 he took part in workshops with David Alan Harvey (MAGNUM), leading to a change of his photographic approach towards conceptual and documentary.
His work was published in several magazines and exhibited in galleries and shows in Europe and the USA. He came back to the Frankfurt-area of Germany, where he started a family in the very same area.
In times of expanding cities, suburbs are growing into intersections of green space idyll and fanning-out beton. They are illusory worlds of restricting symmetry and occasionally unsettling silence.
Adolescents plan their escapes into allegedly better worlds of big cities – and return to the scene of their carefree childhoods, just like I did.
I see my kids, myself as a kid, my parents in myself, myself.
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