Frame and Glory: Artist Captures Improvised Goalposts Around the World – Design You Trust

Frame and Glory: Artist Captures Improvised Goalposts Around the World

Villa Hayes, Paraguay
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Artist Neville Gabie admits that photographing goalposts is an obsession. “I walk the streets in an unknown town with a single focus: where do people play?”

The fixation started in the 1990s when Gabie was based in South Africa. Walking around, he was surprised by how many improvised goalposts he saw. “These simple frames, in the glare of the sun, spoke of community and resilience in the face of hardship.”

Since then, he has taken more than 1,000 photos of goalposts in countries from Antarctica to Morocco.

“There is a language in the marking of a goalpost that connects directly to its location,” he says. “A mirror into the economics and politics of a situation, which is as powerful as any.”

h/t: guardian

Dunkirk, France
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Skopije, Macedonia
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Magel Bel Abbès, Tunisia
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Mundal, Norway
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Busan, South Korea
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Bubi River, Zimbabwe
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

Lisbon, Portugal
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Neville Gabie/Courtesy of the Design Museum, London

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