“Our visual images of the US and our emotional focus on US-ulture, history and the landscape have been deeply shaped by film, photography and advertisement of the second half of the 20th century,” says photographer Rainer Sioda.
In the 140-page photo book ‘Transatlantic Relations’, large-format landscape photographs explore and examine how US stereotypes are projected and adapted in Europe and how this myth is theme in the US itself.
The photographs are not simply documentation of a found reality. The way they are put together is a decided comment on the contemporary. The systematic comparism of one image of the US and one from Europe on a page spread is a contextualisation and modification of the subtext of the images and allows for a play.
Transatlantic Relations by Rainer Sioda