Wim Wenders: Written in the West

In 1983, on the look for the perfect location for his iconic movie “Paris, Texas”, Wim Wenders captured the life of the city that gave the film its name. Capturing the slow, unnerved, and somewhat disconnected life that bursts through Wenders’s movie, these images portray empty gas stations, courtyards, street signs and shops. Twenty years after they were first exhibited – at Centre Pompidou in Paris, these photographs are collected in a new re-edition of the book (the first edition was published in 2000), simply titled “Written in the West, Revisited”.

The Blogazine – Images courtesy of Schirmer/Mosel