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A major figure in contemporary Swedish photography, Martin Bogren is developing a body of work in which the personal and poetic dimension is asserting itself with a practice of photography that is part of a form of initiatory journey. Although the photographs in Passenger were taken in India during several stays in Calcutta, they should not be seen as an Indian chronicle.
It is something else entirely, a form of wandering, which is not limited to a geographical journey, a test of distance or confrontation with an unknown environment and culture, a change of scenery.
The photographer delivers a set where a form of abandonment, of letting go, pierces through, which he translates with harsh or dreamlike images. His photographs emerge as subjective visions that reveal ambivalence, angelic or monstrous figures, lightness and violence. For the first time, he integrates colour into his work, which he alternates with great consistency with his black and white approach. As a way of developing a language that allows him to experience the world and himself.
Martin Borgen . Passenger
Martin Borgen is represented by Galerie VU'.
20 x 26,2 cm
in colour and in two-colour process
The Eriskay Connection
What if the person you trusted the most ended up in prison? Many people cannot imagine that a close relative would commit a crime. Yet this book offers a photographic series of the families of detainees, who are suddenly confronted with ethical questions that put their relationships under great pressure. And with that, a long process of re-evaluation begins. While the lives of the families continue, the imprisoned persons enter a sort of time capsule. ‘Family Stranger’ aims to create awareness of the struggles that these families endure, shedding light on a topic that is often considered taboo. Just like the criminal relative, the family can be socially convicted as well.
Wiosna Van Bon - Family Stranger
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
232 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, hb, Engli
The Eriskay Connection
For Issei Suda (1940–2019), photography was a means to document the ordinary and reveal the extraordinary. Traditional country festivals were a favourite subject, but he also saw theatre in Tokyo’s street life. Suda had a talent for square format compositions and is known for the technical perfection of his black-and-white prints as well as for his unique and surrealistic visual style. Issei Suda – My Japan is an introduction to his life’s work, from the 1960s until the publication of his final book in 2018. It includes rarely seen photographs from his early stage photographer days for the avant-garde theatre troupe Tenjo Sajiki, and iconic series, such as Fushi Kaden and Waga Tokyo 100. In the interview included in this book, Suda called every photograph his favourite: “For me, they work together as a photographic album that reflects myself and my times.”
Issei Suda . My Japan
17 x 20,5 centimeter / 144 pages / duotone + colour / softcover / text by Frits Gierstberg / edited by Anne Ruygt / Design: Ayumi Higuchi / Made in collaboration with FOMU Antwerp / isbn 9789490119959 /
"If The British Isles is an index of a modern, multicultural Britain in all its rich otherness, it is also a portrait of a place that is definably British in its myriad telltale social signifiers, from fish and chips to seaside fairgrounds, train platforms to corner shops." – The Observer
"The British Isles is a celebration of people and place, but also a testament to the power of photography and where it can lead both the persons in front and behind the lens.”– It’s Nice That
"The British Isles is a poignant reflection of Hawkesworth’s knack for seeking out the humanity of his subjects with tenderness and warmth … despite the fractious place in which the British Isles currently finds itself, Hawkesworth’s photographs speak volumes about the humanity that binds us together as strangers in a shared land.” – British Journal of Photography
The British Isles is an account of thirteen years of life across the United Kingdom, as seen through the lens of Jamie Hawkesworth. In this sprawling sequence of portraits and landscapes, Hawkesworth surveys the characters and terrains that make up the everyday fabric of his home country: schoolchildren and shopworkers, markets and estates, priests and professionals, cities and construction sites.
These photographs chart an alternative history of this eventful period of British history; a period punctuated by austerity, referenda, celebration, and conflict. And yet as much as a historical document this book is an exercise in curiosity, presenting a radically democratising portrait of the United Kingdom in which individuals, buildings and natural scenes are imbued with Hawkesworth's generous and dignifying eye.
The British Isles . Jamie Hawkesworth
Embossed linen hardback
22 x 26cm, 304 pages
Sometimes a single book can summarize a period, an event, a phenomenon. Only the talent of the author can make the difference. Jérôme Sessini’s photographs of Ukraine’s uprising are not nice, they are appropriate and necessary. They rightly question the horror, violence and hypocrisy that characterize six years of wars at the gates of Europe. Inner Disorder gathers photographs and text of both harshest moments and low times of a war paced by life, death, boredom and silence. The proximity of the events leaves no respite to the reader as the familiarity of the faces blatantly illustrates the banality of war. And yet, he reaches beyond the context to produce a universal message.
Testimoni d’un viatge que milers de pelegrins catalans van fer a Roma l’any 1988 per ser rebuts en audiència pel Papa Joan Pau II en motiu de la commemoració del Mil·lenari de Catalunya.
Testimonio de un viaje que miles de peregrinos catalanes hicieron a Roma el año 1988 para ser recibidos en audiencia por el Papa Juan Pablo II en motivo de la conmemoración del Milenario de Cataluña.
Memory of a trip that thousands of Catalan pilgrims did to Rome in 1988 to be received in audience by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the commemoration of the Millennium of Catalonia.
ROMA . ROGER GUAUS
14 color images
18,0 x 10,4 cm
It includes the full text of the speech delivered by John Paul II during the meeting with Catalan pilgrims on December 5, 1988
Design by Roger Guaus
Printed in Barcelona
Published in June 2021
Intempèries és un acompanyament de l’exposició “À propos du temps” d’Aleix Plademunt a la Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris, del 7 al 30 de gener del 2021.
El text publicat és un fragment d’una conversa mantinguda entre Aleix Plademunt, Antonio M. Xoubanova, Carlos Marques-Marcet i Borja Bagunyà, després d’una lectura de tres hores i quart de Matter, a l’Escola Bloom, Barcelona, el 18 de setembre del 2020.
Hinterlands accompanies the exhibition "À propos du temps" by Aleix Plademunt at Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris, from January 7 to 30 January 2021.
The text is an excerpt from a conversation between Aleix Plademunt, Antonio M. Xoubanova, Carlos Marques-Marcet and Borja Bagunyà after a three-and-a-quarter-hour reading of Matter at Escola Bloom in Barcelona on 18 September 2020.
24,0 x 13,0 cm
Collaborative text between Aleix Plademunt, Borja Bagunyà, Carlos Marques-Marcet and Antonio M Xoubanova
Published by Ca l’Isidret and Galerie Olivier Waltman
Editing by Ca l'Isidret and Borja Bagunyà
Translation by Benjamin Palmer
Design by Kentaro Terajima
Printed in Barcelona
Catalan - Spanish / English
Published in January 2021
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year around a specific theme.
The magazine serves as a platform for all kinds of photography: from documentary to fashion and contemporary to historic, featuring both world-renowned image makers and relatively unknown emerging talent.
Each issue contains multiple portfolios printed on carefully considered paper. Interviews and opinions by experts in the field of photography are combined with surprising and distinctive editorial choices. Foam Magazine has been awarded several prizes for both its high-grade graphic design and the quality of its content.
Foam Magazine connects a global network of photographers, photography enthusiasts and professionals and is available worldwide. The magazine is a publication of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
Foam Magazine #59: Histories - The Archival Issue
The current issue of Foam Magazine focuses on the archive as subject and looks at contemporary ways of engaging with archival images, and their remediation as a form of activation and critical analysis. The relationship between photography and the archive is a symbiotic one, but also an inherently problematic one, which is why the questions addressed in this magazine relate to its construction, and place decolonial approaches at the centre of the conversation.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Virginia Wilcox’s debut monograph – consisting of photographs made in the large Los Angeles parks that are equally hardscrabble and breathtaking – is quite aptly titled Arboreal. Because they have so many irreconcilable demands placed on them by both civilization and climate, the dominant subjects of the artist’s vision seem more “tree-like” or “relating to trees” than they do the actual thing. We can’t help but admire their stoic resolve. The pictures, Wilcox says, “offer a winding journey through a mangled urban landscape that looks something like wilderness, towing the line between the natural and built environment.”
The word “arboreal” of course is also used of animals who live partly or entirely in trees, and we see here how the human animal has used and overused these spaces: alterations to the topography, infrastructural incursions, plain old trash. But Arboreal is no simple environmental diatribe. Rather, it is a clear-headed finding of complicated meaning that is necessarily as ambiguous as its subject. The singular strength of the book lies in the high-wire tension that Wilcox has created between the encroachments on the land and its sheer stubborn beauty – all juxtaposed against the sprawling city below and surrounding. Wrapping everything in that sort of light only known in Southern California, she somehow offers us photographs that are simultaneously as plainly understood as evidence and as thrillingly complex as the mind of the maker. “A suggestion of infinity,” in Wilcox’s words.
Virginia Wilcox . Arboreal
B&W Duotone Offset
8” x 10”
Edition of 500
A tree uprooted, a horizon speckled with birds frozen in the sky like spatters of black ink in an etching; the hands of a faceless woman entangled like claws, displaying on her fingers an endless rosary of rings; a snowman, an oily pond, a crashed car turned to the sky like a defenceless tortoise, ... Valverde exhibits in his photographs the laurels of a true poet or a Roman general after the battle: widening with his shots the limits of his own territory, of the insufficient reality of the days, drawing with lights and shadows the line of a frontier perhaps dreamt of.
Border . Ernesto Valverde
20.5 × 30.5 cm.
Design: Ramón Pez
Edited by: Ernesto Valverde and Ricky Dávila
Printing: Estudios Durero