10 Years that Transformed Europe
Introduction by Alexis Fabry, María Wills.
In 1979 Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; in 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. This one decade, bookended by those two historical events, transformed Europe and the world: the application of TCP and IP protocols gave rise to virtual communication networks and the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama speculated that “the end of history” had arrived. The 1980s witnessed changes in the practice of photography too, with photographers sensing the end of industrial society and striving to adapt to the onset of globalization—an evolution traced in this volume. Including works by Chris Killip, Graham Smith, Martin Parr, Jean Marc Bustamante, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Tata Ronkholz, Thomas Ruff, Frank Breuer, Wilhelm Schürmann, Boris Mikhailov, Sergey Chilikov, Heinrich Riebesehl and Josef Koudelka, among others, Transiciones: 10 Years that Transformed Europe explores the photography of this pivotal decade.