KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 » Dan Gemkow

Dan Gemkow “In Transit”

© Dan Gemkow
© Dan Gemkow “In Transit” “Donovan”

Dan Gemkow is American photographer (b. 1974). Gemkow’s work explores details of commercialism and socioeconomic relations within the cultural landscape. His most recent series, In Transit, was inspired by the arduous process one must experience to complete a trip commercial bus lines. To make this work, Gemkow has traveled over 35,000 miles (56,300 km) on buses to meet fellow bus passengers and eventually take their portraits. Bus passengers must endure long layovers in crowded stations, extended delays and little to no sleep over multiple days. These circumstances create the expression of endurance. Gemkow is also experiencing these conditions while this work is made; He is in the same state of being as the subjects of his portraits. Although the bus is almost constantly in motion, Gemkow chooses to make these portraits while a trip is on a transfer or layover. It is in these quiet moments of sitting on a bench or leaning on a wall in an unfamiliar place when these  passengers exhibit the toll of this public journey. This project has crossed many parts of North America and is currently continuing in Australia.

Dan Gemkow exhibition “In Transit” opening at “F Gallery” (Žaliakalnis funicular Aušra str. 6) Septmber 2 5:30 p.m. Exhibition will be on display till October 30.
Open: I – V 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; VI – VII 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Funicular ticket cost 0,50 eur.