VU' a Paris is a new perception of today's Paris transformed by the contemporary glances of VU' photographers. Photographer's project on the city went with a 'carte blanche' given to Fémis young film makers.
Text by: Ă‰ric Bonneau Publisher: Filigranes Editions (2014)
72 pages Size: 170 x 240mm
Stanislas Guigui : Altras del Muro
Altras del Muro
Back against the wall
To live with your back against the wall. Men and women humiliated by life, eaten alive by drugs, never giving up.They know they are being tracked by police, hunted by paramilitaries and, above all, haunted by the agony that comes. However in the Cartucho, the Kingdom of elementary forces, something stronger arises; a powerful will to exist and survive through these trials to the end. Some smile when facing the lens, knowing that nothing makes sense. One after the other, lined up according to the photographer's instructions, they emerge from luminous backgrounds, intensifying shapes and colors. By accepting the photographers invitation, the outcasts show a pride and lucidity that can't be found anywhere, except in despair.
Nowhere can we better see the difficult relationship between empathy and photography. We're at the border of the testimony, the border of morals. The time has come for the miserable to overcome the camera and operator. Without illusions or actual hope, they show themselves, flaunting themselves in the hope of regaining dignity. Because behind that wall, knowing that we're watching, they send us their silent images, snatched from destiny and stolen from death.
Text by FranĂ§ois Cheval
Text by: FranĂ§ois Cheval Publisher: Images plurielles (2014)
Text by: FranĂ§ois Cheval, Karin Karakaşlı Publisher: Editions Le Bec en l'air (2013)
140 pages Size: 16x21cms
Martina Bacigalupo : Gulu Real Art Studio
Gulu Real Art Studio
This book shows a series of portraits found in the trash bin of the â€śGulu Real Art Studio,â€ť the oldest photographic studio in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The studio only has a machine that makes four ID images at a time, a number that most clients cannot afford, so the photographer takes single analog pictures, punches out the head with a special device, and discards the rest. In these faceless prints, oneâ€™s focus shifts to the subjects individual posture and clothing, forming a typological portrayal of a community. Martina Bacigalupo also interviewed clients of Gulu, and their stories, many deeply moving, describe the political, economic, and social conditions common to contemporary East Africa.
Text by: Robert Shore Publisher: Steidl / The Walther Collection (2013)
In Marseilles, for more than 20 years now, a unique experience in Europe has been expanding, founded on the cultural diversity and the artistic research, at the junction of social, urban and educative concerns. "Fabrique en mouvement" (built in motion), is a territory larger than 4 hectares, which innovates empirically around practices shared by the artists, but also by cultural and public producers.
"La Friche de La Belle de Mai" bares the name of the district it is part of. It is registered in the historical, social and economic reality of the city, but its project is about crossing the geographic and symbolic boarders of every cultural representation. Over the years, this shared project carried out by the 70 facilities in charge of animating and expanding the site, has created a public place, where everyday life can be enjoyed.
Text by: GeneviĂ¨ve Bresc-Bautier Publisher: Citadelles & Mazenod (2013)
520 pages Size: 26 x 37,5 cm ISBN :2850885630
Roger Ballen : Die Antwoord: I Fink You Freeky
Die Antwoord: I Fink You Freeky
This book features the brilliant photography that inspired the collaboration between photographer Roger Ballen and South African band, Die Antwoord, and shows how Ballenâ€™s images became part of the finished project.
With more than 31 million hits and counting since its uploading on YouTube in 2012, "I Fink You Freeky" has brought its director Roger Ballen and its subject, rap group Die Antwoord, into the zeitgeist of young people around the globe. Shot in black and white and featuring imagery, scenes and subjects from Ballen's stunning photographic work, the video, with its infectious beat and Die Antwoord's ingenious blend of hip-hop, rap and rave, has been a huge critical success. This series features the brilliant photography that inspired the collaboration between photographer and band and shows how Ballen's images became part of the finished project. In addition, shots from the filming of the video and of band members in rehearsal and on the set, offer a fascinating glimpse of synergy in the making. This book features the brilliant photography that inspired the collaboration between photographer and band, and shows how Ballenâ€™s images became part of the finished project. In addition, shots from the filming of the video, and of band members in rehearsal and on the set, offer a fascinating glimpse of synergy in the making. Introduced by art critic Ivor Powell, this volume also features an interview between Ballen and the members of Die Antwood.
Text by: Ninja et Yolandi (Die Antwoord) Publisher: Prestel (2013)
This book, the result of more than twelve years of work, is in some ways a reflection about the essential journey that is life itself, but told through the images of a photographer who has made that journey his chosen path and vocation.
This book is concerned with seeing the world, hoping to recognise rather than discover; to know that by looking we will find ourselves as well in a journey to some extent circular, of a return to the beginning. the Greek word nostos means journey or voyage; departure but above all, return. (Nostos is also the root of nostalgia.) The first nostos was The Odyssey and since then the journey has been the model and metaphor of human life.
A stunning book on South Sudan, last born country in the world, but also one of the poorest.
Since the referendum of 2011, South Sudan has become independent, but its situation hasn't evolved much: malnutrition, lack of roads, no schools, thousands of displaced people, growing insecurity....
Text by: Jon Lee Anderson Publisher: Le Bec en l'Air (2013)
112 pages Size: 21 x 28 cm
Munem Wasif : Belonging
Having grown up in the small town of Comilla, Munem Wasifâ€™s dream kept changing from becoming a pilot to a cricket player and then a photographer. But none of these choices made his father happy. Later in life he moved to the comparably big city Dhaka. He obtained his diploma in photography from Pathshala, a life changing experience, which made him aware of his stories, gave him a photographic voice to photograph stories such as: the dying industry and afflicted workers of jute and tea, excluded people and disrupted lands due to environmental change and salt water, and the city so close to his heart: Old Dhaka.