Rotterdam: NA1010 publishers, 2015.
On the twentieth anniversary of its publication, this volume reprints and expands upon what has become a beloved photobook classic. Inspired by the striking dress codes of various social groups, Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have been systematically documenting the group identities they have encountered on the streets of cities around the world since 1994. They call their series Exactitudes, as a contraction of "exact" and "attitude." By presenting their subjects in an identical framework—each member of a group is posed similarly against a white ground—Versluis and Uyttenbroek create an almost scientific record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity, manifested in a strict dress code. Item #15219