Publisher Note

For two years the photographers Kaja Grope and Karin Kreuder observed the day-to-day life of Philippine sailors as they travelled from country to country.
The book presents the eponymous series of works that developed out of their encounters. In poetic and at the same time realistic images they paint a picture of the identity of modern seafarers and take the viewer inside the mighty container ships. They portray the everyday life of the men with great respect and empathy. In atmospheric sequences, the works convey the picture of a double life between ten months of isolation at sea and celebrated heroism at home.

"With their photo essay 'Always The Same Faces – From The Everyday Live Of Filipino Seamen" Kaja Grope and Karin Kreuder explore spaces in between. 'It is hard to understand seamen, we have different mind, different mentality, different life, not so open minded', says Filipino Mel - seaman since 20 years - and describes with it what the work of the two photographers depicts: an 'in-between'; in-between worlds, in-between places, in-between time, in-between landings, in-between people, {…} between cultures. 10:2. It's about identities and realities between images." (Jana Mücke)


Always the same faces

— Aus dem Alltag philippinischer Seeleute

by Kaja Grope, Karin Kreuder

Release Place Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2013
ISBN-13: 9783862062706
Topics Container Ships, Sailors, Sea, Water
Language German, English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 30.5 × 24.5 cm
Pages 112