Cab drivers in New York, London and Tokyo form the backdrop for this unique and high-quality photo book. „Taxi Drivers. Written In Their Faces“ by Klaus Einwanger, curated by Sonya Winterberg and designed by Christian Grundl.
Most people associate cab driving in these cities with iconic vehicles: The Yellow Cabs in New York City, the black limousines of London, and the shiny polished Tokyo cabs. The personal stories of the drivers in these cities inspired internationally renowned photographer Klaus Maria Einwanger.
The daily existential worries of New Yorkers, the intrepidity of Londoners, and the distinguished pride of Tokyo drivers form the area of tension of Taxi Drivers. Written In Their Faces – an aesthetic and equally cosmopolitan discovery of a seemingly mundane microcosm.
The authentic portraits of the drivers also show the recent developments caused by ride-sharing apps like Uber. Einwanger's work visually documents the slow decline in values, masterfully photographed with Leica cameras. The faces portrayed tell of hope lost and desperate battles fought but also of combative spirit and creative protest.
His homage to the cab drivers of this world is both personal and universal - and, as he likes to point out, "written all over their faces."
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Photographer: Klaus Einwanger
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