December 05, 2016
Bruno Quinquet: Salaryman Project
The Salaryman Project looks at the identity of Japanese businessmen and the city in which they work.
We were given an insight into the life of an average Japanese office worker in Michael Wolf's Tokyo Compression, a discomfiting look at the typical subway commute in Tokyo. Now Bruno Quinquet makes this subject his own with his Salaryman Project, a series which examines the role and identity of Japanese businessmen in the changing context of the natural world. In contrast to Wolf, who seems to delight in close-ups of his suffering subjects, Quinquet obscures the faces of the office workers in his images. The project, which is published as a weekly business schedule in different formats, seems to comply with the stereotypically dry impression of corporate life, while simultaneously denying it.