Bureaucratics by Jan Banning
In the photographic project ‘Bureaucratic’ is the Dutch photographer Jan Banning interested in the bureaucracy of the world. He took pictures of several bureaucrats. An interesting comparative study of systems of bureaucracy. The countries were selected on the basis of political, historical and cultural: Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, the United States and Yemen. In total, 68 were taken. The cultural differences, traditional and behavioral between different nations are sometimes striking.
USA: Shane Fenton (b. 1961) is sheriff of Crockett County, Texas, and based in Ozona, the county seat. Monthly salary: $3,166.
Yemen: Alham Abdulwaze Nuzeli (b. 1982) works at the regional office of the Ministry of Tithing and Alms in the city of Al-Mahwit, Al-Mahwit governorate. Monthly salary: 12,000 rial ($67).
Bolivia: Constantino Ayaviri Castro (b. 1950), Tinguipaya, Tomás Frías province. The police station does not have a phone, car or typewriter. Monthly salary: 800 bolivianos ($100).