Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Elisa's Top 5 Photobooks


Cristina De Middel - The Afronauts 

Cristina De Middel - The Afronauts (Self published)
A re-imagined reportage on the Zambian Space Program project, it tells the fascinating story of an impossible project in a visually smart and beautiful way. The book itself, edited with Laia Abril and designed with Ramon Pez, is a real gem. Photographs are accompanied by documents, letters, collages and drawings: every detail shed new light on the adventure, while at the same time things are not really what they seem. This book also says a lot about documentary reportages, fiction, hipstamatic, story-telling and visual literacy. Whoever managed to get their hands on a copy of the first very small edition is lucky indeed.





AMC2 Issue 4 Collected Shadows
When I saw the exhibition project Collected Shadows by the Archive of Modern Conflict in Paris, I immediately thought of the Atlas of Mnemosyne by Aby Warburg. The curatorial project is also a book, in the form of the 4th issue of the AMC2 Journal. The book form is no less fascinating: the design acts as a guide in a fantastic journey through the four elements as well as divinity, astrology, dance, flight and nature. The collection spans the early 1850s to the present day and are from both known and unknown photographers; but this stays as background information as the experience is already complete, and beautiful, by getting lost in the photographs.




Daisuke Yokota - Back Yard
Back Yard is Daisuke Yokota's self published zine, the first one being Self. He has a distinct signature of B&W, rough and high contrast photography with a dreamy, and at times uncanny, atmosphere. The zines reflect his approach to photography: images are rephotographed, photoshopped, altered, photocopied so that the final result is a multilayered impression in Xerox. Lo-fi, but high quality photography.



Ron Jude - Lick Creek Line
As Nicholas Muellner wrote in his essay, "The scene seems to last forever - a caravaggesque rendering of some minor myth, in which the horror and splendor supersede the particulars of the obscure narrative". I simply loved this book.




Anne Sophie Merryman - Mrs. Merryman's Collection
There is a fascinating story behind this collection, and the mystery it encompasses, but the book form is the one that really fascinated me. Beautifully printed with a very simple but rigorous layout on great, thick paper that holds secrets.

Elisa Medde

13 comments:

  1. Just let me know how we can accomplish this task. Let me go find hope for this life: basketball games

    ReplyDelete
  2. Essay help by My Assignment Services has been trusted by millions of students worldwide for over a decade.

    ReplyDelete
  3. For students java assignment help you just look at the Assignment help given by the assignment experts. Opting for our Java Assignment Help could be ideal for such students and they can get a complete assignment solution from us.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Avail the Assignment Help services in Australia by top rated experts at cheapest prices at Myassignmenthelp.com. MyAssignmenthelp most trusted online assignment writing company provides the assignment writing help service for students in Australia of all levels, starting from high school till Ph.D. Our professional academic assignment helper prepares custom written assignment exclusively for you to achieve A+ grade.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Before you venture out to explore and know how to write a bibliography, it is important to get introduced to the fundamentals of this essential element. It is nothing but a list of references, works and citations used by an individual while composing scholarly assignments.

    Narrative Writing involves a lot of thing in the academic paper. It is not about just following the job card’s instructions and writing something. It is very much important to know what is narrative writing so that the final outcome is something valuable. But, most of the students often fail to determine narrative essay topics. But, narrative writing structure with proper topics is a crucial job for them.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My Assignment Services provides a 24-hour online Assignment Help and consultation to the students. Be it any subject such as Nursing, Economics, Law, Engineering, or Management, we provide the most reliable help with assignment online by our highly-proficient academic writers. My Assignment Services constantly aim to expand our base of assignment writing experts and call in international experts who are ex-professors from reputed business schools, management schools, engineering universities from across the globe. This provides you with an opportunity to get a global and world perspective in your Law Assignment Help answers and lets you connect with a writer who understands you. This company has been trusted by thousands of students in Australia for their incredible help with assignment that are provided to students worldwide. Join these thousands of students and achieve high distinction in each and every one of your college tasks. We are proud of our best assignment help experts because of their dedication towards providing continuous support to students by helping them meet deadlines and scoring better grades. We understand how important academic assessments are in developing a student's career and future opportunities, this is why we take extreme measures to ensure that all Assignment Help UK solutions are best-in-class.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Student life saviour is the best provider of assignment across the globe.with high qualified accounting experts, its possible for students to request for online accounting assignment help to do well in the accounting subject.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Australiaassignmenthelp.com is the best option for students to write an assignment expert. Students no more visit any other site because we provide all the writing service on our website. Unique and plagiarism free content provided. Hire now!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Excellent information in your post. If you are thinking about save your time and write your assignment then hire over experts to write your article or blog. We are providing online assignment help in Canada. For more details visit at Java Assignment Help

    ReplyDelete
  10. Every single student is searching for a proper essay typer who can understand the need of the work and do the essay completely flawless. However, it often happens that students fail to figure out who can be one of the best instant essay typer for their work. Choose Myassignmenthelp.com.Choose Myassignmenthelp.com.
    Academic essay writing has been a parameter to judge the merits of the students for a long time. The present time is none the less. In fact, as time is passing by, students are having more and more requirements to write an essay that will be graded. Hence seeking Do my essay help is on the rise and it will be.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Myassignmenthelp.com is a name on which you can trust if you need assignment help in Perth, assignment help Adelaide, assignment help Sydney or assignment help in any region of Australia, so, without hesitation search on google for myassignmenthelp.com and book your assignments.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Do you need help in your assignment in Dubai? Then get help in your assignment on assignment help Dubai in students assignment help. We offer different type of assignment writing help for the students of Dubai.

    ReplyDelete
  13. If you want to know what are the facilities you can acquire from computer network in detailed manner, MyAssignment help experts are ready to provide computer network assignment help the minute you need it.

    ReplyDelete