Favorite Photobooks of 2020 (1)

Martin and Inge Riebeek: The Essential (The Eriskay Connection, 2020)

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Since 2010 artists Martin and Inge Riebeek (NL) have been collecting stories from people around the world for their video art project The Essential. In three or four minutes they tell us what matters most to them in their lives. This body of work contains already more than 600 video portraits of people from 23 countries.

This book offers a selection of 225 video portraits with transcipts of the touching monologues and additional photos taken while creating The Essential.

Artists: http://www.martinriebeek.nl/

Project: http://www.the-essential.nl

Publisher: https://www.eriskayconnection.com/home/95-the-essential.html

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John Divola: Chroma (Skinnerboox, 2020)

… around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can’t photograph: Gravity, Magnetism, which way water drains, and the things I see when I press my eyes with the palms of my hands. All of these images required the construction of some kind of visual metaphor.

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At the same time, I was switching from color negative that I was using for Zuma to large format color transparency. I had become aware that the early C-type color prints faded badly and was trying to use a new, more stable material. This was Cibachrome, which printed from transparencies. It was very industrial and artificial, with deep color saturation and contrast.

– from the interview by David Campany –

Artist: http://www.divola.com/

Publisher: https://www.skinnerboox.com/books/chroma

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No Olho da Rua (In the Eye of the Street) (Mörel Books, 2020)

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No Olha Da Rua (In The Eye of the Street) is a long-term collaboration between young Brazilians living on the streets of Belo Horizonte and artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy. Using borrowed camera equipment, the young participants document their lives and work with the artists to edit, publish and distribute the results.

After 25 years, a unique photographic archive has been accumulated, consisting of approximately 15,000 35mm colour negatives as well as some audio recordings, interviews, writing and video.

The project will result in a series of 18 Zines over 12 Months with Mörel Books. The first 3 zines (Archive 1: Portraits; Archive 2: Edited by Martin Parr; Archive 3: Dogs and Other Animals) are currently available.

Artist: http://www.juliangermain.com/projects/no-olho4.php

Publisher: https://morelbooks.com/collections/all-books/products/no-olho-da-rua-in-the-eye-of-the-street

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Vivian Keulards: To Hans (Schilt Publishing, 2020)

With this photo book Vivian Keulards breaks the silence on the addiction and death of her brother Hans. It’s a personal story with a universal mission: showing the human story behind addiction.

Artisthttp://www.viviankeulards.nl/

Publisher: https://www.schiltpublishing.com/shop/books/new-releases/to-hans/

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