GOLDBERG, Jim. Open See.
(Göttingen): Steidl Verlag, 2009. First edition. Four volumes. Small oblong quartos. Goldberg’s acclaimed work on the “new Europeans” illegal immigrants, refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers from Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe most of whom live a clandestine life, unable to work legally or avail themselves of even the most basic rights. The volumes deploy various formats Polaroids, photographs, video stills, found images and hand-written texts to create a fragmented narrative that fractures the received conventions of reportage or straight documentary. Four volumes housed in the publisher’s printed card slipcase. A fine still sealed set.
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