World Off TrackJarret SchecterPrice: £25.00
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World Off Track is Jarret Schecter’s third rail-mapped photographic project, following ‘America Off Track’ and ‘Russia Off Track’. Schecter spent eight years traveling on the world’s varying railway systems, constantly documenting the changing landscape with his camera. This book presents his journey through images, interspersed with related rail facts for the armchair traveler contrasting and comparing the rail journeys across the globe.
We journey through the United States, China, Russia, India, Brazil, Japan, Canada, South Africa, Europe and Egypt - all seen through the window of a train. Not just a book of diverse vistas, this is a socio-economic commentary of the world as seen from the train’s vantage point.

The railway has, since its inception, been used as a continued marker of national progress. International competition to build the fastest and most efficient trains is often exponential to the needs of ordinary people, who we glimpse at through these windows.

Schecter has created a veritable archive of photographic documentation, which serves to illustrate the link between infrastructure and wealth, and ultimately we see that the world is often indeed ‘off track.’

Related titles:

America off Track (Trolley, 2009)

Russia off Track (Trolley, 2010)
ISBN: 978-1-907112-44-7
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Binding: Hardback
Pages: 148
Format: 300 x 210
Illustrations: 112 colour
Retail Price: UK £25.00 \ US $40.00 \ EURO €30.00 \ CAN $ \ AUS $
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In 1990 Jarret Schecter purchased a Pentax camera. Since then he has traveled the world. Committed to socio-political issues, Schecter believes that photography can bring awareness to social injustices the world faces today. Schecter, born in 1963, lives in New York City.