Neighbourhood (Barrio)

Wiki says: "Neighbourhoods are common, and perhaps close to universal, since most people in urbanised areas would probably consider themselves to be living in one."

Ice Cube said: "Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A. Today was a good day". Actor and film director Mathieu Kassovitz said in an interview published by Thing Reviews (author Ryan Deussing) that "hood films now are made by studios and have nothing to do with the reality they supposedly represent."

And what about the fancy neighbourhoods? What´s their story? Are we in a recession or a depression? How does that affect the fancy neighbourhoods - if not at all? I am very curious.

I think it is an essential subject to deal with. For better or worse, the neighbourhood where you live or used to live is unlikely to leave you indifferent. So take the challenge and share your interpretation of "the neighbourhood" with 591.

Viktor Gårdsäter introduces this topic with some pictures from his neigbourhood "Söder" in Stockholm.

Viktor Gårdsäter

Born: 1984
Lives in: Stockholm
Latest exhibition: Untitled, Reyjkjavik, Iceland, Fall 2008
Coming, planned exhibition: nothing planned
Inspiration (photographers): Gerry Johansson, Pieter Ten Hoopen, Lars Tunbjörk
Inspiration (other): Daily life, music, old people in the streets,
Film, digital or both: Nowadays mostly digital. Nikon D3.

See Viktor's neighbourhood


Mikael said…
Excellent work!
br said…
excellent and beautifully seen!
I think we share neighbourhood. I recognize almost every spot. Perfect captures and very interesting work.