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Hans van der Meer | Terrains d'Europe

Hans van der Meer | Terrains d'Europe

Paysages du football amateur
€20.00
ISBN: 3865212565
Sizes: 29,5 x 21 cm
Pages: 160 | French edition
Cover: softcover
Publisher: Steidl | 2006
Amateur football is like life: there is an abyss that separates dreams from reality.
At the beginning of the football season 1995, the Dutch photographer Hans van der Meer begins a journey of ten years across Europe to enter football in its simplest expression, a field, two goals and 22 players. He photographs people at the of bottom of the lower divisions' table, by integrating the landscape and the surrounding context of the land on which the small tragicomedy of amateur football is held. In remote villages , his fine and look subtle transcribes the poetry and absurdity of this human behavior. Those deeply moving images restore football in all its original passion and humanity.