Katembo paints with a camera, writes a story in images. With a poetic touch and the attentive gaze of an impressionist, he manages to bring the rapidly changing urban landscape to a standstill in one image. In a shutter speed, he captures the fleeting in an often dreamy and sometimes surreal image that speaks of eternity. By shifting the focus, Katembo makes the unattractive attractive, the transitory timeless and that which should remain hidden visible. He was one of the most promising artists of his generation. This monograph beautifully summarises his most fascinating series.
Les Brasseries de Paris, the first volume in Henk van Cauwenbergh’s much-talked-about series on cities, has been out of print for quite some time now. High time, therefore, to devote a new book to the creative and frivolous city of lights that is so dear to him. In this Paris Revisited, he presents an up-to-date picture of the atmosphere that Paris exudes today and tomorrow.