Boiko (*signed*)

@ Brykczynski, Jan



.Our last copies are offered with a reduced price (49 € instead of 55 €) as they have a very small bump to one corner.

Boiko is the name of a people living in the Carpathian mountains (also spelled "Boyko"), in Ukraine and Poland, and belonging to la larger group of people called "Rusyns".

Novelist Taras Prokhasko, cited on Jan Brykczynski's website, writes:

"The Boikos are a little mute. They are incapable of talking about themselves. They don't call themselves «Boiko». They consider «Boiko» an insult. They call themselves Verkhovynians, Rusyns, Galicians, but not Boikos. They might agree to the word «Boikivshchyna», to describe where they live, but then they don't even now the limits of their own territories. Where the Boikos come from, what the name means, who they are when they almost don't exist - these are the essential problems facing intellectuals of all types, including those who've left the Boikos and made a name for themselves, but they're not important for the Boikos. They are so vivid, when you are among them, yet they become slippery, like their waters, when you try to somehow define them..."

Design : Ania Nalecka / Tapir Book
Editing : Rafal Milach & Erik Vroons

Texts in English in the book, and a tipped-in booklet with texts in Ukrainian and Polish.

The book closes with a front cover extension that seals to the back cover with a magnet.

Approx. 92 pages - Hardcover

Self-published, 2014 (550 copies)


New - Very small bump to one corner

This book is no longer in stock


  • Publisher's presentation: "The Gardener is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature. The...

    In Stock
  • .Sold out. Presentation by Julia Borissova: " I am fond of the artist book form and have created about 14 books over the past 10 years. Most of the titles are sold out. Some time ago I decided to rethink some of my projects and realize them in a new, more concentrated form of zines. In almost half a year I managed to implement this idea and today I am...

  • Project presentation by Christopher Héry: "22:19 illustrates the wide range of emotions - fear, boredom, camaraderie, relief - that two young men have experienced during an intense 8-minute period. This book has been designed to slowly reveal the location, the story, and its ending, to the viewer in a cinematographic manner. Time is the key element here...

    In Stock
  • .Sold out.A 12-day love story, from the first hour to the last...Texts in English & Images by Thomas Boivin.108 pages - Softcover Self-published, 2016 (1st edition - 100 copies) *Signed* New - Mint condition