"Trauerweide is the long awaited debut volume from the photographer Eylül Aslan.
The simplicity and playfulness of the photographer's images belie the seriousness and significance of the photographer’s intent. Simply stated, Eylül Aslan’s art is a reaction against the political and religious oppression of women and against societies within which female sensuality is taboo and women must suppress their sexuality.
The titular use of Trauerweide (Weeping Willow) serves as an oblique and coded reference to traditional Islamic dress. For the photographer, the veiled form of the tree primarily serves as a symbol for the fragility and sadness of women whilst simultaneously presenting hope through its traditional associations with flexibility, freedom and endurance. This duality mirrors the conflict at the heart of the photographer's work; an intriguing dichotomy caused by the need to appear behind a mask or veil (without the freedom of self-expression) but the desire to use art as a creative vehicle for advocacy. Misogyny, may sadly still be a prominent feature of many contemporary societies and religions, manifesting itself through sexual discrimination, denigration of women, and sexual objectification, but Eylül Aslan’s photography represents philogyny; an antidote in the form of an antonym."
80 pages - Hardcover, no DJ
Editions du LIC, 2013 (460 copies)
New - Mint condition
This book is no longer in stock
Warning: Last books in stock!
Publisher's presentation : "Is it okay to call you that? I know it is alright in their eyes. You have no identity other than being a 'woman'. You are at their disposal with your love, with your body. You are a result of their expectations and ideas. And they call you with whatever name they choose. But I know what you have been through. I know what you...
Publisher's presentation: "Sergio Romagnoli was killed in 1994. He was 37 years old. Despite an official investigation at the time and subsequent enquiries by his family, the circumstances surrounding his murder have never been fully explained and remain a mystery to this day. At the time of his murder, Sergio and his wife were living on Sao Tomè and...
.Unsigned copies.Second edition of Avec le Coeur, after a quickly sold-out first edition in 2013.Presentation by Editions du LIC: "Whilst clearly indebted to the photography of Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, unlike the self-confessed «pseudo-fiction» of McGinley's work, the subjects in Théo Gosselin's images are friends rather than models, and...
.Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Between Us And The Sea invites the reader on a mythical journey from Houston, Texas to Big Sur, California. Not a road trip as such, more the photographic record of countless escapes across country in an endless quest to reach the freedom of the sea. And yet, this is not a record of a physical landscape but of an...