Allen Wheatcroft: Body Language



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Allen Wheatcroft


Allen Wheatcroft’s first monograph, Body Language, explores the balance between connection and dislocation, which he observes while roaming city streets, camera in hand. Taken in Chicago, Sweden, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Paris, the book includes an introduction by renown New York City street photographer Jeff Mermelstein. The photographs emphasize gestures, movements, and expressions; a visual language without words. The viewer comes to wonder about, and empathize with, the loners and bankers, doormen and gym rats, tourists and sun bathers – eager, perplexed, hurting – who inhabit our cities. This project, which focuses on tension, loneliness, and synchronicity in contemporary life, uses the universal language of the body in the street.

Additional information

Weight 816 g
Dimensions 25.4 x 28 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 19 August 2020
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.4 x 28 cm
Weight 816 g
Allen Wheatcroft is a largely self-taught Chicago-based street and documentary photographer with an academic background in the social sciences and a long career in publishing. Over three decades, he has built a large body of documentary and street images on a number of long-running projects. He recently began exhibiting selections from this body of work.