Print: 60 pages, full colour
Size: 195 x 254 mm
Photographs of Chinatown Soccer Club, NYC, 2003 – 2006 made by American born, self-made photographer and filmmaker, Peter Sutherland (Ann Arbor, 1976). Over the last few years he became one of the youngest and indisputable portrayers of contemporary society’s less obvious subcultures, such as bike messengers, amateur soccer players and graffiti artists, but nonetheless, each on its own, a phenomenon of striking impact in the global ever-growing do-it-yourself generation.
Sutherland likes to create images people can relate to, his pictures “know how to touch on the very personal; each and every one tells a small story of an individual that is always embedded in a more extended game, whether it’s a soccer team or a family, a shared artistic ideal or an existential job like biking messages around Manhattan”.
Game is released in conjunction with the homonymous exhibition at MU Foundation (Eindhoven) in 2006. Sutherland himself is a member of The Chinatown Soccer Club. This Club is made of artists, designers, poets and local fellow friends, who have in common the passion for football and early morning games in their Chinatown’s surreally quiet playing ground, located in heart of frenetic New York.