Books

Rayon Vert

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Swiss photographer Senta Simond (b.1989) arranged sessions between herself and her subjects – young female friends she has been closely acquainted with for a decade or so. In these somewhat outlandish photographs, a mix of colour and duotone, the young women come across as empowered, dreamy yet self-aware, and if anything is laid bare – be it a smile, a chest, or a leg – it reflects from the intrinsic performance of their femininity.

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Peter Funch – The Imperfect Atlas

Erik Vroons

Climate change and its massive consequences is something we can no longer deny. However, the hard changes our nature and environment have to endure are not immediately visible to our eyes, which makes us blind and ignorant as the problems increase. It is this paradigm of perception and relation to place that photographer Peter Funch (b. 1974, Denmark) addresses in his new book, The Imperfect Atlas.

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27 Good-byes

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It started in 1991, with a sequence of snapshots that were made by the photographer to immortalise the moment of departure and to overcome the sadness of leaving her parents’ house in suburban Iowa, United States. At first, Dikeman considered these images a part of the larger ongoing body of work ‘Relative Moments’ (1986 – ongoing) that depicts her extended family’s routines: mornings at the breakfast table, household chores, celebrations, etcetera.

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Time Atlas

The art practice of Niina Vatanen (b. 1977, Finland) is based on cumulating layers into her images through painting, cutting, staging and re-photographing. Her latest publication ‘Time Atlas’ (2019) includes playful interventions that highlight the primacy of sight as the inherent aspect of photography. The book attempts to address questions regarding time and our understanding of it. Specifically, “how visual memory, personal experience, and history intertwine.”

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