This book is a gem.
— Jim Casper
by Timo Kelaranta
Hardcover: 95 pages
21 x 16 cm
Publisher: EMMA (Espoo Museum of Art)
Long before iPhones and Instagram: 60 years of one Dutch girl's "selfies" firing a gun into the camera! Outrageous lifetime photo concept — watch her age in the same pose — a split second after she pulls the trigger of her rifles — from age 16 to 88.
From the enigmatic patterns made by empty photo sleeves on a lightbox to the poignant juxtapositions glimpsed through the open pages of photobooks, these widely varied images explore and celebrate the materiality of objects, the irreplaceable tactility of our physical surroundings.
With their evocative multimedia depiction of the war-torn, recovering-yet-splintered capital of Chechnya,, Maria Morina, and Oksana Yushko captured top honors in the 2011 LensCulture Exposure Awards with Grozny: Nine Cities.
A contemplative, photo-documentary exploration of how the not-too-distant Soviet past continues to echo in a small village on the outskirts of Riga, Latvia.