Unseen and Understated Locations: Photography by Alfred Seiland

Austrian photographer Alfred Seiland has been traveling across the Mediterranean to capture sights that have aged and been forgotten.

With a large-format camera on-hand Seiland looks into Egypt, Greece, Libya, Israel, Italy, Spain and Turkey for some of the most inaccessible places, thus the long-term project "Imperium Romanum". The then-Holy Roman Empire inspires him to capture those memorials and cultural assets endangered by modern society.

Alfred Seiland Jerusalem, Israel, 2013 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Westport, Washington, 1986 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Toltec, Arizona, 1989 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland

With images incredibly colorful, he portrays the conflict between antiquity and modernity. Seiland was following the color photography tradition that bgan in America, emulating the style of Koel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore, and William Eggleston. Earlier in his career, he also traveled from East Coast to West Coast of the United States to capture the dense landscapes, cityscapes andstreets.

Catch the show Alfred Seiland: Retrospective at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, beginning from June 13 to October 7.

Alfred Seiland Loipersdorf, Burgenland, 1989 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Odessa, Delaware, 1983 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, 1982 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Wildwood, New Jersey, 1983 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Roman Pool, Gafsa, Tunesia, 2013 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland; Alfred Seiland Jupiter’s Temple, Damascus, Syria, 2011 C-Print The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Alfred Seiland

Images are from the press kit.

2018-05-08 #news #travel-photography #alfred-seiland

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