Place and Culture
Philip Reitsperger

Place and Culture is a collection of photo reportages combined with field recordings about place and placemaking in various cultural backgrounds.

The reportages are collected by Philip Reitsperger, an Austrian designer. If you are interested in working with Philip or publishing part of his work please contact him here.

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The Cars of Iran

In 2001, there were 13 public and privately owned automakers in Iran, of which two local brands, Khodro and Saipa, accounted for 94% of the total domestic production. The Peykan, today replaced by the Samand, held 61% of the market.

The Tiles of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

The Shah Mosque was built during the Safavid Empire, ordered by Abbas I of Persia. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era featuring an astounding set of details in the decoration of its tiles

Dawn in Yazd, Iran

The photos and audio recording of this feature were found at Yazd Art House at around 8.22 pm during Iranian Ramadan. Yazd is a city in central Iran. It is located about 250 kilometres southeast of Isfahan. Due to its remote location close to the desert, the city was not part of ravages or wars

The Prayers of Jameh Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Most cities in Iran possess a primary mosque called the James Mosque. The Isfahan Jameh Mosque holds a spacial place within the ranks of Jameh Mosquesdue to its diverse design, and architecture

The Streets of Taroudant, Morocco

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The Tiles of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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The Vibrant Streets of Barcelona, Spain

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The Vibrant Streets of Barcelona, Spain

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An Early Visit to the Market in Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

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An Early Visit to the Market in Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

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Spaces and Structures

Places and People

Shop-owners at Haji Bazar, Shiraz, Iran

Field Diary, 29th of May 2018: I am still struggling to take photos, portraits, of people. It’s simply not my habit. Is it the contact, being too close, being unreasonably asking for the favour, hiding behind the apparatus whereas the other person exposes himself? I don’t know – it feels strange.

The Alleys of Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

The following photo reportage was shot on Machane Yehudah Market on a Friday around noon. It shows an eclectic collection of people as well as practices that make the materials of this old Jerusalem market. The market of Machane Yehudah is located in the western part Jerusalem. It is an area of

Places for Practices

City Districts and Areas

Places and Consumption

Thoughts and Writings

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