Entry Title: "Megalopolis: The Book"
Name:
Martin Stavars
, Poland
Category: Professional, Book (Series Only)


Entry Description:

This book is a compilation of photographs from fourteen megacities: Dubai, Incheon, Seoul, Busan, Chongqing, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and Istanbul.

Revealing the complicated nature of the worlds largest metropolises is the ultimate challenge undertaken in Megalopolis. In his photographs, Martin Stavars attempts to grasp this complexity and the networks of intertwined spatial relationships of urban organisms with the eye of a trauma surgeon rather than an impressionist painter. In the precise and somewhat detached images of Tokyo, Istanbul, Chongqing, or Paris, he reflects upon the urban fabric, its composition, only occasionally providing a glimpse of its most innermost parts.

Publisher: Charta Editions, 2012
96 pages, 45 duotones.
ISBN 9788881588565

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About the Artist:

Martin Stavars was born in 1981 in Czestochowa, Poland. He studied economics, computer science, and photography, which he ultimately focused on. He specializes in black-and-white cityscapes, landscapes, and night photography. He and his camera have visited more than twenty countries, with Asia holding a key spot. His work has been showcased in numerous international competitions, and he was named “Architecture Photographer of the Year” at the International Photography Awards in New York; he also received the “Grand Prix” at the Image International in Canada and Hei Ming Prize in Tokyo. He won the first prizes in the 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 International Photography Awards in New York. In 2012, Charta Editions published his first photographic monograph entitled "Megalopolis".