Emily Graham: The Blindest Man (Void, 2021)
Emily Graham (born 1983 in UK; lives and works in London) is an artist working primarily with colour photography.
Her practice often deals with elusive subject matters; a search for the unknown, a psychological state, the act of communication and interpretation.
In 1993 an anonymous author buried a golden treasure, which has lain undiscovered for more than twenty-five years. This unsolved mystery has obsessed treasure hunters ever since. Many continue to search, guided by a book of allusive clues that was originally released by the author when it was first buried. The author is now dead.….->
….In the making of ‘The Blindest Man’, Emily Graham joined in this pursuit. The artist was less interested in solving the puzzle than in various individual interpretations of the clues: the notion of treasure hunting itself, the dreams, fantasies, and obsessions of individual searchers.
Nähere Informationen/ Further information: https://void.photo/store/the-blindest-man
Video: FOCUS : EMILY GRAHAM by Fisheye Le Mag (Youtube)
Viktoria Binschtok: Connection (Hatje Cantz, 2022)
Viktoria Binschtok traces in her photographic work the idea of visibility. By deferring the context in interesting ways she raises questions about which contents are transported within clearly defined image borders and which ones – based on our common knowledge – surpass them.(Klemm’s Berlin)
Book Specs: Connection by Viktoria Binschtok published by Hatje Cantz | Text(s) by Jens Asthoff, Wolfgang Ullrich | Graphic design by mischen-berlin | English, German | 240 pp., 110 ills. | Hardcover | 23.00 x 29.70 cm | ISBN 978-3-7757-5223-7. Available here.
Viktoria Binschtok‘s photographic works are physical echoes of the image flows produced by our digitally connected world. Her works become part of the larger net that Binschtok consciously casts over divergent visualities dissecting the vastness of our daily digital image production.….->
….The precise layering of her large-scale photo-objects generates visual connections with both subtle and apparent references to current realities—immaterial concepts which thus take on a physical shape in new contexts of meaning, creating feedback loops between online and offline.
Nähere Informationen/ Further information: https://www.hatjecantz.de/viktoria-binschtok-8177-0.html
Videos: (1) Dans l’œil de Viktoria Binschtok | Centre Pompidou (Youtube) (2) Viktoria Binschtok im Oldenburger Kunstverein, 2022 (Youtube)
Philipp Mueller: 120 bpm (Edition Patrick Frey, 2021)
Philipp Mueller, born in Zürich and currently based in Paris, is a professional portrait photographer of people in sports, music and film. His most illustrious subjects to date include the Pet Shop Boys, Daniel Brühl and Roger Federer. His work appears in L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Germany, GQ and various other publications.
Book Specs: 120 bpm by Philipp Mueller published by Edition Patrick Frey | Hardcover | 204 pages with 260 color images | 32 × 23 cm | Designer: Marietta Eugster | Language: English | ISBN: 978-3-907236-26-0. Available here.
120 bpm is the average number of beats per minute on a club track. So 120 bpm, the book, raps out some high-density forward-thrusting photo sequences from the years of techno’s meteoric rise in Switzerland to become one of the last great youth movements here, leaving its massive imprint on the nightlife, clubs and ongoing innovation in electronic dance music to this day.….->
….Swiss photographer Philipp Mueller covered the dawn of the Swiss techno scene in the early 1990s in his raw shots of Zürich’s first street parades, underground raves, and parties – whether backstage in clubs or in the intimacy of private venues – for various magazines.
His photographs are interleaved here with facsimiled clippings from rave magazines and fanzines as well as first-hand accounts from some of the ravers who made the nascent scene.
Nähere Informationen/ Further information: https://www.editionpatrickfrey.com/de/books/120-bpm