by Estelle Hanania, published in an edition of 250 by Gottlund Verlag on the occasion of a recent exhibition at FAT Galerie, Paris. Hanania is a Paris-based photographer much renown for her playful editorial and fashion work, and her fiercely creative gallery exhibitions. The work presented in
is a twisting world of photographs both made and taken. The blend of ambiguous full-figure costumes, minimal sculptural formalism and shadowy realism seem united under the banner of ritual, each photograph like a piece of devotional evidence depicting the moment or effect of unknowable ritual acts — acts undertaken by subject and photographer alike. Digitally printed and hand-sewn with a letterpress cover, copies of
Also new to our warehouse are signed copies of Comfort Women (Troostmeisjes)
by Dutch photographer Jan Banning, recently published by Ipso Facto. While occupying much of Asia during WWII, the Japanese military forced tens of thousands of women into institutionalized sex slavery. These 'comfort women' suffered one of the most egregious examples of what seems to be one of the unfailing attributes of war, the widespread and all too often forgotten atrocities committed against women. Jan Banning and Hilde Janssen visited 18 former 'comfort women' in Indonesia, all bravely breaking the taboo against speaking out about their shared past through haunting portraits and short narratives, presented alongside Japanese WWII propaganda posters. Signed copies of this compelling, heartbreaking and beautiful publication are now in stock and available for order.
Also of note, Mitsuru Fujita’s monograph Zaisyo
, which translates into "one’s hometown," is a domesticated view of rural Japanese architecture and landscapes. Published by Tosei-Sha
, this book is a collection of photographs representing small town Japan. Fujita's images, taken between 1995-2008, are beautifully printed black and white photographs that navigate between formal street scenes, empty parking lots and railroad stations. While Fujita's images represent small community populations they are completely devoid of human presence other than the occasional automobile. The result is an eerie anthropological view of what almost appear to be modern day ghost towns. Copies now in stock.
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