Ramadan in Yemen was the first title published, in 2011, by Éditions Bessard. And, from the very beginning, the high quality standard is obvious, in production, choice of paper and other material, the fonts, the editing, the sequence, each element must meet the highest requirements, to come up with this really beautiful book, this beautiful piece of work.
Ramadan in Yemen is the story of a journey, the reproduction or facsimile of a road book that documents the travelling of the artist for several months in 1993, just before the first notional election in Yemen. Here are handwritten texts, sketches, collages, notes next to the Black & White photographs.
The images are from a poor country, where women are barely visible, but where - in Max Pam's eye at least - people are smiling and welcoming, even when they carry a dagger in their belt or a gun in their hand... Pam takes us across the country from Sanaa up to the mountains while remaining close to the inhabitants; with images from unusual to Cartier-Bresson-like compositions, but always with a strength and a liveliness that makes us travel with him.
This book is listed in "The Photobook: A History volume III" by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.
We are offering signed copies of the book, with an additional drawing by the artist in the inside of the clamshell cover.
90 pages - Hardcover, no DJ; in clamshell box
Éditions Bessard, 2011
New - Mint condition
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.Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Atlas Monographs is a compression of eight travel journals, beginning with Pam’s most recent work (Karakoram 2006) and shifting back through the decades to his first journals begun in 1970. The journals map, through text, photo and marks on paper his engagement with the cultures he has travelled through. Just as...
.Copy sold.Excellent copy (Near Mint / VG+) of the great Max Pam classic, listed in "The Photobook: A History volume II" by Martin Parr & Gerry BadgerBook in perfect condition, outside of faint dark-ish traces on the edges of the pages. Inside mint. Dustjacket with French flaps in excellent condition as well, with imperfections to the top edge ("not...
Publisher's presentation : (texts in French only) "Max Pam, voyageur, hippie, père de famille, mari, drôle, tendre, aventurier ? tout ça. On s’est rencontrés par papier interposé ! Vu des photos de lui dans la revue anglaise Creative Camera, en 1973 ! Et je les ai tellement aimées, elles m’ont paru si différentes de tout ce que j’avais vu sur l’Inde...
.Last copy.Presentation by the artist: "26 miles across the Pacific Ocean from the tangled mess of humanity that is Los Angeles and Orange County sits an island paradise called Santa Catalina where time has stood still and visitors can experience what California was like before the Europeans sailed in. Adventures in the Nearby Far Away is a photographic...
Publisher's presentation : "Hester Lisa Scheurwater's persona is an exploration into the existing ideas on femininity. Her new book "All I Ever Wanted consists of various leaflets like the different rooms in a house, each reflecting its own atmosphere of Hester Scheurwater's inner world, her fears and desires. She is using the depiction of women in...
.Sold out. Introduction by Fabien Ribéry (in French only) : "L'être humain est lourd, terriblement, voilà bien son drama. Lorsque l'on est artiste, poète, compositeur de félicités, il est possible de s'alléger par la grâce du style. Alain Laboile est de ceux-ci, dont l'apesanteur est à la fois une recherche, une éthique et une nostalgie. Quand le...