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Picture of End. (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Created as both installation and publication, End. is a collaborative work by Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney and David Donohoe. Built around the photographs of Doyle, it also features drawing and sound by Sweeney and Donohoe. End. gives equal significance to the city and its population, their combined forces continuously shaping each other. Individual journeys of everyday life are compacted repetitively into the same streets. Dubliners wear away at the autonomy of their city, while the streets themselves become a kind of sculptural civic mental State. Dublin, its light and its people, carry out dance-like actions, swapping roles in a series of short plays. End. unfolds as a sequence of events — loops of time and place — revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.

End. is a set of 13 sections all brought together in a white leatherette slipcase, with black-embossed drawings and tip-in title sheet, wrapped in yellow cellophane.

Each section is folded to 200 x 280 mm, portrait.

Featuring 273 photographs, 20 ink drawings and a 7” vinyl sound work, these 13 Dublin “moments” comprise:

One yellow book, thread sewn, printed in black duotone with screen-printed drawings.

Two black books, thread sewn, printed with silver inks.

Three full-colour books, thread sewn, with screen-printed drawings.

Four concertina-folded double-sided diptychs in full-colour with screen-printed drawings.

One large full-colour double-sided folded map.

One 7” vinyl record tucked inside a printed and folded glassine poster.

At the centre of the work is a concertina-folded double-sided full-colour triptych.

 Published by D1, Dublin, 2016.

Design by Pony Ltd.

Print production by MM Artbook printing & repro.

Numbered edition of 1,000.

Sample images

In i, Doyle presented a sequence of images depicting unknowable figures enveloped entirely in their own interior landscape of street, poised in silent choreography. We focussed on the patterns, colours and shapes of wool, polyester, and a certain amount of dust. ON’s black & white giants convulse across the pages, bracing the hard Dublin light. The texture and volumes of the city and the people are somehow hewn from the same rock, though they strike out against it.

End. gives equal significance to the city and its population, but here their combined forces collectively and continuously morph each other in order to survive. Individual journeys of everyday life are compacted repetitively into the same streets. Dubliners wear away at the constructed autonomy of their city, while the streets themselves become a kind of sculptural mental State. End. unfolds like a series of maps — loops of time and place — revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.

End. is a collection of printed and folded sections, with sequences of imagery and illustration that employ a number of different papers and print techniques. There is a 7” vinyl sound work, tracing a coiled beat around the city. The entire work of End. is presented in a numbered slipcase.

Eamonn Doyle
The spectacularly designed final part of Doyle's trilogy of Dublin street photography
£69.50

Picture of The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr at The Hepworth Wakefield. This publication documents The Rhubarb Triangle, a new commission of a series of photographs taken over the last 12 months in an area of countryside known as ‘The Rhubarb Triangle’ in West Yorkshire, which is famous for producing early-forced rhubarb.

Parr’s photographs capture all aspects of the rhubarb business, from the back-breaking work of moving the rhubarb from field to shed, the freezing cold and exhausting labour of picking the vegetable by candlelight (or occasionally by head-torch), and the consumption of the rhubarb by coach parties and food tourists. With a Director’s foreword by Simon Wallis and an essay by Susie Parr which provides a fascinating insight into The Rhubarb Triangle.

Size: 222 x 286 mm

84 pages

Martin Parr
Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr at The Hepworth Wakefield.
£20.00

Picture of Laying Stones (Signed and Numbered)

Publisher's Description

This book, Laying Stones, is dedicated to Munemasa Takahashi’s friend, Kazuto Hoshi.

As a photographer, Munemasa Takahashi has been pursuing his original expression with camera.

Just after his first photobook Skyfish was published, the Great East Japan earthquake hit on March 11th, 2011. The official report confirmed over 15,000 deaths, and the damages and losses were unimaginable. Takahashi felt helpless, his camera and photography were utterly useless in front of such a disaster. A month after the earthquake and tsunami, he began to see many photos that were swept by the tsunami scattered on the ground. These photos are family photos which belonged to someone. He and his team started a project to clean the photos and return them to the original owners (families). While many of the photos were returned, there were those which were too heavily damaged to be returned and had to be thrown into a “Hopeless” box. He took these “Hopeless” photos and turned them into a traveling exhibition “Lost & Found Project” which aimed to raise funds for tsunami survivors. The exhibition has been traveling around the world.

However, in 2014, a good friend of Takahashi who was a core member of the project and also a survivor of the disaster suddenly passed away. It was a suicide. Since 2011, Takahashi had not really worked on his personal photography project, but this incident prompted him to started shooting again.

There is a folk legend in Japan that says a child who dies before his/her parent is punished by having to lay stones after stones on the riverbed in front of the gate to the heaven, only to be demolished by a demon. The parent who lost the child will help out the child by laying stones to alleviate the child’s suffering.

Takahashi bid farewell to his friend and promised him that he will be remembered in his photography. By laying stones, Takahashi wants to turn the death of his good friend into a hope.

Takahashi made this book as a letter to his loved friend.

Size: 210 × 150 mm

80 pages

Japanese binding with envelope 

Art Direction by Takashi Tsukahara

Signed, and Numbered 

Limited edition of 700 copies

Munemasa Takahashi
This book, Laying Stones, is dedicated to Munemasa Takahashi’s friend, Kazuto Hoshi.
£39.00

Picture of Small Things in Silence (Signed - Japanese edition)

Publisher's Description

Born in 1957 in Gamagori, in the Japanese prefecture of Aichi, Masao Yamamoto is a photographer who began his art studies as an oil painter under the supervision of Goro Saito in his hometown. Masao subsequently discovered that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him: images with the ability to evoke memories.

Small Things in Silence offers a perspective on twenty years in the career of one of Japan’s most important photographers. In the words of Yamamoto himself: “I try to capture moments that no one sees and make a photo from them. When I seen them in print, a new story begins.”

Small Things in Silence includes images from each one of Yamamoto’s major projects—Box of Ku, Nakazora, Kawa, and Shizuka—as well as images from some of his original photographic installations.

Publisher: Seigensha

Size: 306 x 246 mm

144 pages

This is Japanese edition published by Seigensha.  English language edition is out of print as of May 2016.

Masao Yamamoto
Small Things in Silence includes images from each one of Yamamoto’s major projects—Box of Ku, Nakazora, Kawa, and Shizuka—as well as images from some of his original photographic installations.
£69.00

Picture of  Luzzara

Publisher's Description

In 1993 world renowned photographer Stephen Shore travelled to Luzzara, a comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Here Shore photographed the town’s people, streets and squares, just as another American master, Paul Strand had done forty years earlier, when he produced the seminal book Un Paese with the Italian screenwriter of The Bicycle Thieves Cesare Zavattini.

STANLEY/BARKER has revisited Shore’s series with an exquisitely produced limited edition publication of Luzzara, which includes a number never before seen photographs.

Speaking of his purpose Shore said, "There was no way I could approach Luzzara as though I was not familiar with Strand's work. At the same time, even though I was going to Luzzara exactly forty years after Strand, I was not interested in producing a re-photographic survey. In a certain way, Strand's work does not need simple updating, because the kinds of people and farms and landscapes he photographed still exist in very much the same form today. But, they exist side by side with the modern world. A key feature of Italian life, at least to my New World eyes, is the presence of the traditional within the modern. My aim, then, was to produce a companion volume to Un Paese; to produce a group of pictures, which to the limit of the subjectivity of my vision, supplement Strand's work."

Publisher: STANLEY/BARKER

Size: 240 × 300mm

80 pages, 29 duotone photographs

Stephen Shore
In 1993 world renowned photographer Stephen Shore travelled to Luzzara, a comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Here Shore photographed the town’s people, streets and squares, just as another American master, Paul Strand had done forty years earlier, when he produced the seminal book Un Paese with the Italian screenwriter of The Bicycle Thieves Cesare Zavattini.
£31.50

Picture of Confabulations

Publisher's Description

A dictionary will tell you that confabulations are memory disturbances; the production of fabricated, distorted memories about oneself and the world, but without a conscious intention to deceive.

“Subjectivity is not the master signifier of the image,” writes Ina Blom of Rødland’s work, “Nor is it lost in a vortex of abstractions: it is quite simply one point of connectivity among many. The camera, with its associated range of lenses, aperture settings, lighting devices, and film types, is another. […] The emphatic sheen, sleek glamour and casual perversity still thrive, but they take on an independent existence as new textural realities – as if to speak of a material world that we can never fully know."

With Confabulations, Torbjørn Rødland presents a set of analogue photographs that subtly misrepresents broken memories and childhood fantasies. Confabulations distorts facts to get to truth. Fragmentation is neither rejected nor induced in this unitary approach, but seen as a starting point for new connections. Beneath a million silly memes Rødland is looking for new soul.

Publisher; MACK

Size: 216 x 28o mm

112 pages, 64 colour plates

Torbjørn Rødland
With Confabulations, Torbjørn Rødland presents a set of analogue photographs that subtly misrepresents broken memories and childhood fantasies.
£31.50

Picture of Dozen Failures, A (Signed)

Publisher's Description

A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time, among them The Pond, There and Gone, The Romance Industry, and Berlin in the Time of the Wall.

Every photograph is in some way perfect (as a technical feat) and in another way a failure (as representational “residue”). So what makes a picture a “failure” – something worthy of further contemplation? It goes far deeper than merely being a mistake. Failures teach us about life and the self in ways as powerful as – and far more confoundingly than – successes.

Or, as Gossage says, they show us “a love lost through lack of skill and misunderstanding.”

Publisher: TIS Books

Size: 9.5 x 11.5"

48 pages, 18 tritone plates, one fold out tritone poster(17 x 21")

EDITION OF 700

John Gossage
A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time, among them The Pond, There and Gone, The Romance Industry, and Berlin in the Time of the Wall.
£55.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed with Original Photograph)

Publisher's Description

This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm. Once the purchase, you will receive the contact sheets so you can pick your picture (exist only 20 copies of each photograph).

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Size: 200 x 280 mm

92 pages

Edition: 50

Ricardo Arispe
This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm.
£100.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Numbered, stamped and signed.

Size: 200 x 250 mm

92 pages

Edition: 150

Ricardo Arispe
Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.
£37.50

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (Special Edition - with signed print)

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 100

Ken Grant
Limited Edition with signed print
£75.00

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (signed)

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 1000

Ken Grant
Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city.
£35.00

Picture of Farmed (Signed)

Publisher's Description

The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. Paul Hart has been photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six years. In Farmed he explores this wide-open environment, a linear landscape of straight lines and flat horizons, which is monoculture at it’s core. Hart’s narrative pinpoints the objects that remain when all that surrounds has been cleared by modern agricultural practice. He conveys nature’s vulnerability within this unsheltered and unprotected environment. 

Hart explores our relationship with the landscape in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His working method is in the vein of documentary, exploring our relationship to the landscape by highlighting elements that are so often overlooked. He employs the analogue process and traditional darkroom techniques, to convey something of the soulful in a landscape that is rarely considered. As Steven Brown says in his introductory essay: “Hart’s photographs raise important questions about possession, ownership, mobility, stewardship, history, memory, perspective – the list goes on. But none of these would matter much if the photographs were not, in their attention to the poetry of the place, earnest and moving.”

Sample images

Signed copies

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 295 x 295 mm

108 pages, 56 duotone plates


Paul Hart
The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. Paul Hart has been photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six years.
£35.00

Picture of Political Abstraction

Publisher's Description

Political Abstraction is the name of a recent series of color and black-and-white photographic diptychs by acclaimed fine art photographer Ralph Gibson. In these works, the viewer experiences several simultaneous visual motions dealing with the migration of color and shape across seemingly simple imagery. The series is born out of a response to the search for visual identity in a digital age. Gibson has devoted his pursuit to the idea that the viewer of the work is the actual subject of the piece itself. Thus, the photographs are relative but not restricted to the intention of the subject or the photographer. These works have been made during travels in eight countries, yet they remain remarkably unified in their perception. In this way, Gibson’s visual signature remains intact throughout the entire series.

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Size: 8.5 x 12.5'

88 pages, 40 duotones, 40 color plates

Ralph Gibson
Political Abstraction is the name of a recent series of color and black-and-white photographic diptychs by acclaimed fine art photographer Ralph Gibson.
£34.20

Picture of Tokyo: Vision of its Other Sides 2

Publisher: Superlabo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

44 Pages, 25 Images(b/w)

Limited edition of 1000

Masatoshi Naito
Limited Edition
£35.00

Picture of Last Year’s Photographs (limited Edition)

Publisher's Description

The special, hardcover edition of Araki’s Last Year’s Photographs is limited to 500 copies and comes in a case made after the original box the photos were stored in for over 40 years.

Hidden away in a box labelled “Kyonen no shashin” (Last Year’s Photographs), 38 pictures Nobuyoshi Araki has taken in 1975 spent a quiet life, to surface as a time capsule of the prolific Japanese photographer’s early work period.

The photos - mostly snapshots of people in streets and trains, in stark black and white - capture private moments in Tokyo’s public life with an unintruding, unassuming eye. A beautiful look into the recent past of one of the world’s biggest megacities, and into the early career of one of its most talented photographers.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 262 x 180 mm

80 pages, 38 images

Limited Edition: 500

Araki
The special, hardcover edition of Araki’s Last Year’s Photographs is limited to 500 copies and comes in a case made after the original box the photos were stored in for over 40 years.
£53.00

Picture of MAN and WOMAN (reprint)

Publisher's Description

A vital, long awaited reprint (original first edition: 1961) on the occasion of the 2006 solo exhibition “The World of Eikoh Hosoe” at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo.

Amidst the confusion surrounding the US-Japan Peace Treaty protests, a photographer and his models cross swords, and out of most unusual circumstances, a photography style the world has not seen before are born.
The pictures would go on to form not only the prototype to Hosoe’s own work, but to become one of the prototypes of photographic expression.

Publisher: NADiff

Size: 190 x 250 mm

62 pages

Language: Japanese

Eikoh Hosoe
A vital, long awaited reprint (original first edition: 1961) on the occasion of the 2006 solo exhibition “The World of Eikoh Hosoe” at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo
£60.00

Picture of Affinity and Kindred: Lives Shaped by Sea and Faith

Publisher's Description

This highly original book of photographs interweaves images of landscapes, interiors and people with commentary on craft skills and belief systems encountered in the east of England and the Scottish Western Isles, commonly known as the Outer Hebrides. Significantly, both places sit on the edges of the United Kingdom. Richard Denyer has been investigating relationships between land and water throughout his career, beginning with photographic commissions for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Authority in the 1980s. The introduction by Professor David Matless traces the antecedents to this new collection and situates Denyer’s practice in a tradition of documentary photography going back to PH Emerson. A desire to complement the photographs with an imaginative text led to the essay by Will Self. To begin with the writing seems to have little connection to Denyer’s images, but the author imperceptibly draws the written and visual elements together by foregrounding his own life experiences and travels to inform a commentary which is as idiosyncratic and colourful as the photographs.

Sample images

Size: 297 x 310 mm

128 pages, 97 colour plates 

Richard Denyer
This highly original book of photographs interweaves images of landscapes, interiors and people with commentary on craft skills and belief systems encountered in the east of England and the Scottish Western Isles, commonly known as the Outer Hebrides.
£13.50

Picture of On a Good Day

Publisher's Decsription

Perhaps best known as a collaborator on the legendary Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Vandenberg’s first monograph brings together his London street portraits from the 1970-80’s, and will be released to coincide with Photo London at Somerset House, 19-22 May 2016, where a specially curated selection of original prints from the book will be exhibited by Eric Franck Fine Art.

‘On a Good Day’ captures the style, mood and tone of 70-80s London and features appearances from Motorhead’s Lemmy and Jordan (Pamela Rooke) the infamous shop assistant at Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's shop SEX.

In his afterward for the book Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A, notes that ‘Vandenberg sees all this with a sincere and perceptive eye and a sensitive understanding of character, regardless of social standing and cultural background. Vandenberg enthuses: ‘"It’s a great time being young, with your whole life ahead of you. It’s a time for love, hope, dreaming, great creativity. It’s a time away from home, breaking free from parents, home, creating freedom. You feel you can be anything and do anything. The future looks very positive." Every picture in this book is imbued with a positive, uplifting intention.... He was gifted with somehow being able to strike a rapport with, and feel empathy for, his subjects almost instantly.

Publisher: Stanley Barker

Size: 180 x 280 mm

56 pages, 

50 duotone photographs

3/4 wrapped cover / foil stamped in black or white / index cut pages / rounded corners / screen printed text.

Al Vandenberg
‘On a Good Day’ captures the style, mood and tone of 70-80s London and features appearances from Motorhead’s Lemmy and Jordan (Pamela Rooke) the infamous shop assistant at Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's shop SEX.
£35.00

Picture of Wolfsburg Diary

Publisher's Description

In 2015, Peter Bialobrzeski returned to his hometown, Wolfsburg, to document the changes the city has undergone since his leaving many years previous.

“In the 80’s, I always felt that Wolfsburg was a socialist dream. It felt like everybody was participating. Now the picture has changed”.

Wolfsburg Diary is the 3rd book in the City Diaries series.

Peter Bialobrzeski is a world ­renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including “Neon Tigers”, “Heimat”, “Lost in Transition” and “Paradise Now”.

Sample images

Publisher: The Velvet Cell (Published in conjunction with Kunst Museum, Wolfsburg)

Size: 210 x 140 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 800 

Peter Bialobrzeski
In 2015, Peter Bialobrzeski returned to his hometown, Wolfsburg, to document the changes the city has undergone since his leaving many years previous.
£16.20

Picture of Rivers of Power (Signed)

Publisher's Description

This is the story of the tragic relationship between two bodies: a critical narration of the long and failed relationship between a society and a river. Although today it is a long and winding sarcophagus, in the past the city depended on the abundance of its stream. Centuries later, with Monterrey transformed into a regional industrial enclave, the Santa Catarina River served as border between social classes: the employers on the north side, the laborers on the south. The first hydraulic engineering works were carried out at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1909, wells and dikes were routed through pipes. That same year the river overflowed and caused the catastrophic flood that took over 5 thousand lives. Entire families disappeared. Since then, the river has been serving a sentence, receiving the treatment of a beast, with its future in peril. This fear, built based on ignorant speeches, created in American universities and reproduced with strict fidelity in Monterrey, was capitalized by governments eager to make their power known. The domination of the uncontrollable body of nature is a necessary rite of passage in any industrial society. In this way, the political apparatus decided to display its strength against the Santa Catarina River, whose clamor still resonated in the city’s memory, with the inauguration of the works that channeled it to protect Monterrey and utilize the water as raw material. The prolonged engineering works were nothing short of a marvel of modernity. After the ribbon was cut, in the mid-20th century, a subconscious link was broken and a period of aridity began, not only in the landscape, but also in morality. It broke the scale. The river was a line drawn on a technical plan. In 1988, Hurricane Gilberto hit the city of Monterrey. The city once again trembled before the torrential power of its currents, which tore up houses, markets, Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds. Leaving over 300 people dead, the destruction served as a reminder to the following generation: this is not a dead river, but a captive one. The tragedy had no end point until the year 2004 when another large-scale work of civil engineering was inaugurated, known as the Rompepicos dam or grout curtain, whose purpose was to curb the water level from its source, in the Sierra Madre Oriental. But in the year 2010 it again broke through with all its might: stoked by Hurricane Alex, the body of water managed to burst the pipes to escape, fugitive and enraged, bellowing across the entire length of the city. Those of us who heard it cannot forget that enthralling and harrowing cry of freedom. Its spirit took shape, returned to it. Faced with human pain, we hid our joy as we acknowledged its resurrection. Standing on the devastated riverbanks, we contemplated the water, enraptured by a sensual revolution. The frenzied cry of fertility of a body faced with its captor. Then we watched the same entrepreneurs build business opportunities out of the destruction. We stood witness to the engineering works that managed to bury the river once again. We were not able to stop them, or resist, because the speed of the expressways rushing along the riverside hampers any considered thought. They plundered the stone and sand of its sepulcher to use as construction materials. Today we stand thirsty as the withered body of the river is scattered throughout the city.

Signed copies

Sample images

Size: 230 x300 mm

144 pages

Limited Edition 490 copies

Alejandro Cartagena
This is the story of the tragic relationship between two bodies: a critical narration of the long and failed relationship between a society and a river.
£40.00

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