“No Man’s Land” by Mishka Henner

March 18, 2014

Mishka Henner’s book “No Man’s Land” is a photographic project of roadside prostitutes in Italy and Spain. The book was produced entirely by searching on Google Street to find the images. A book like this shows the vast amount of information accessible today, one only has to research in order to produce a photographic book. Without setting feet on the ground Henner makes clear the point which has been prominent in photography for the past 30 years originating around the time of Sherrie Levine’s ‘After Walker Evans’ in 1980. What does it mean to be a photographer today and is it still relevant to make a picture when an infinite number already exist? Opinions aside, Henner intelligently shows an alternative method to documentary photography today.

text written by Cole Tracy