In the Shadow of the Pyramids (*signed*)

@ El-Tantawy, Laura

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Presentation by the artist:

"In the Shadow of the Pyramids by Laura El-Tantawy is a first person account exploring memory and identity. With images spanning 2005 to 2014, what began as a look in the mirror to understand the essence of Egyptian identity expanded into an exploration of the trials and tribulations of a turbulent nation.

The result is dark, sentimental and passionate. Juxtaposing the innocence of the past with the obscurity of the present, the book is an experience, edited to look like a one night’s encounter. A peaceful and tranquil day suddenly turns violent and chaotic, it’s claustrophobic, until a new dawn rises and there is hope again."

This book was shortlisted for the "2014 Unseen Dummy Award".

This book is a beautiful and complex production, mostly Japanese binding with some single sheets and an few smaller-size inserts. Design by SYB.

The images are taken from the artist's website.

NB : We are offering signed copies of Laura El-Tantawy's second publication The People (see "Suggestions" tab)

440 pages - Hardcover

Self-published, 2015 (500 copies)

*Signed & Numbered*

New - Mint condition

El-Tantawy, Laura

Laura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian photographer. With her characteristically painterly and impressionistic eye on reality, Laura explores social and environmental issues pertaining to her background. Photo  : © self-portrait
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