Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Tens of tiny dogs

Peter Funch, Following Followers

I'm blown away by Peter Funch's series Babel Tales. Basically, Funch parks himself on a street corner and takes picture after picture (after picture after picture). Then, later, he appraises the pictures, finds a common thread, and makes something new: a horde of dogs being walked in front of a restaurant, an army of tourists posing underneath a digital billboard in Times Square, mouths gaping in yawns as far as the eye can see.

Jasper Elg, of V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, writes:

His uncanny work raises questions of reality contra fiction and challenges our notion of photography as being a depiction of a certain moment in time. Peter Funch's works are documents of moments that never existed as they are composed of several hundred moments taken over the duration of several weeks for each piece.