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The Waiting Game by Txema Salvans is an extremely coherent series of portraits of prostitutes waiting in parking lots, at some road intersections, on the roadside of a turnpike - in underwear or very short dresses - for the next "client".
The city-limit landscapes depicted, the colour tones, the attention to framing and image construction, all the photographs in this book share a unity on these aspects, yet this is not a catalogue of course, every image is unique and striking. Each image has something interesting or beautiful in an artistic sense, but this is not what strikes the most...
Obviously, what strikes the most is the situation, the life, the moment, the boredom being lived - tolerated - by each woman appearing in the images, waiting in their makeshift sofas under the blazing sun.
The Waiting Game (great title, BTW), is a very strong book, with a very strong and sad story at each page. A book where, inevitably, you will put yourself in the characters' position, and reflect. And page after page, eventhough, as said, the "picture" seems to be the same, it is a totally different story.
These woman are alone, these woman are small in an open, derelict and seemingly unsafe environment, and Txema Salvans has the hability to convey their loneliness, the harshness of their days, with images that are simple and respectful.

With two introduction texts, by Martin Parr and John Carlin.
This book won the 3rd Iberoamerican Photobook Competition.

Copies signed by the artist!

88 pages - Hardcover, no DJ

Editorial RM, 2013


New - Mint condition

Salvans, Txema

Txema Salvans is a Spanish photographer. He published consecutively in 2013 and 2018 two books titled The Waiting Game and The Waiting Game II , about the waiting process can be subjected to (first book about prositution), or are willing to submit themselves to (second book about fishing).
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