The Ninth FloorThu, 22/09/2011 - 20:00 - Mon, 14/11/2011 - 20:00 Jessica Dimmock
For their living and modern photojournalism has received numerous awards and his involvement with the photographic society of his time has undoubtedly become one of the most recognized young photographers.
Among his many projects stands "The ninth floor" photojournalism story with which she won the Inge Morath Magnum Photos. Jessica gives us avision to different and everyday worlds that are close to us but ignore or not see by turning our face away. She is introduced into these environments taken us to the limits but with a committed andrespectful attitude towards the subjects of her pictures.
"The ninth floor" is a story that portrays the daily lives of a group of heroin addicts who occupied the ninth floor of a luxury apartment block in Manhattan. Jessica documented during three years the life of this group of 20 young addicts. The ninth floor of this elegant building at the 5th Avenue in Manhattan became a hot bed of drugs, chaos and despair.
In this report shows how the building over looking Fifth Avenue gradually degrades into a dark, desperate and chaotic place like their occupants Annotation son the walls, smoke, pushing, shooting, fears… Friends conned each other to get their next dose. Youth aged, sleeping on piles of clothes stacked,no electricity, unusable bathrooms, the kitchen full of garbage ... Everything that had value had been sold. but within this chaos, at times, there is still room for emotion sand crannies of love.
This exhibition documents the journey to the madness of these Young junkie, as was the eviction, and its subsequent trajectory: some fight to be clean, others face jail and disease. Some sank further into addiction, others started a family and struggle toget ahead.
Jessica Dimmock's photographs are stunningand no one is prepared, she simply waits but the wait is long and complex since she practically lives with people who portrays, only that way she can get these photographs. A story of survival and destruction in which the photograp her has been submerged for three years to show a darker side of life with its many shades and its small but hopeful light.