Photographer Jan Banning (Almelo, 1954), living in Utrecht, Netherlands, studied history before becoming a photographic artist. He gained worldwide recognition with Bureaucratics, which was shown in museums and galleries in some 20 countries on five continents.
Banning’s other well-known books include: Traces of War (2005), Comfort Women (2010) and Down and Out in the South (2013). Among Banning’s many awards is a World Press Photo Award.
His documentary artwork has been widely published and is in collections, both private and public, such as the High Museum of Art Atlanta, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Law and Order
Jan Banning’s latest project, Law & Order, is a rare and innovative book about criminal justice combining as it does the world of photographic art with that of legal science. His photos reveal the daily realities of police, courts and the often hidden prison conditions in Colombia, France, Uganda and the United States of America.
The book includes Banning’s reflections on criminal punishment and Michiel Scholtes’ moving firsthand narrative of being tried and imprisoned in France. Legal specialists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Freiburg, Germany provide brief introductions to the four countries’ justice systems, plus infographics on crime and criminal justice in them and a selection of other countries. Ulrich Sieber, director of the MPI, contributes a foreword.
This multifaceted collection of photos, texts and statistics raises questions about criminal policy that undermine political platitudes and popular clichés.
Format 240 x 320 mm
184 pages, with 75 photos approx.
Design: Peter Jonker
Publisher: Ipso Facto (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Price (including shipping costs):
Netherlands: € 40
EU: € 45
USA: € 45 = ~50$ USD
Australia: € 55 = ~83$ AUD
Japan: EUR 60 = ~JPY 8030
$ 95. You will receive a copy of Law & Order as well as a copy of Jan’s previous book Down & Out in the South, which will be shipped to you for free.