ANGST (*trade edition / limited edition*)

@ Gupta, Soham


.The copies have sold!.

Presentation by Akina Books:

" An optimistic street seller looks at the news and wishes the monsoon will end soon. On the street corner, a girl is dancing to the music of men’s smartphones, a rich man gets out of his fancy car after a crash and gets lynched by a mob, while a woman is disfigured by her alcoholic husband, in the rage of a moment.

With ANGST, Soham Gupta walks the back streets of his Calcutta at night, witnessing stories told by taxi-drivers, outcasts and runaways.

The caustic humor of his text, together with the sensitivity of the portraits, freeze the atmosphere of bitterness and angst which like a glove fit Calcutta and the image given by the Indian Media. "

Texts by Soham Gupta in English only. This project won the « Cosmos PDF Award » during the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2017.

We are offering one mint never-opened copy of the trade edition of this book SOLD (300 copies) and one copy - with unfortunately a slightly bumped corner (see photos) - of the limited edition - SOLD (100 handmade copies, coptic binding, 12 signatures).

Each copy of the limited edition presented a different image on the front cover; the copy we are offering presents one of the iconic images of the series (see photo).

164 pages - Softcover (Limited edition in cardboard slipcase)

Akina Books, 2018 (trade 300 copies + limited 100 copies)

Format : 18 x 26 cm (trade edition)

Format : 18.5 x 29.5 cm (limited edition)

New - Condition: see note above

Gupta, Soham

Soham Gupta is an Indian photographer based in Calcutta; his work constantly moves between the realm of documentary photography, art and the written word. He responds to themes of loneliness and isolation, of abuse and pain, of scarred pasts and uncertain futures, sexual tensions and existential dilemmas.. In 2018, Soham Gupta published « Angst » with Akina Books; the book was shortlisted for the PhotoText Award at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2018. © Paul Muse (portrait taken from the artist's website )
  • .Sold out.Contraint d'effectuer une année - 365 jours - de conscription dans l'armée russe, Alexander Aksakov a pu documenter l'ennui de ses journées grâce à un petit appareil photo de type Smena-8M qui lui avait été initialement confisqué, mais qu'un officier amateur de photographie lui rendit au bout de 2 mois... Ce récit, constitué d'images...

  • Quick view AM Projects
    $57.21 Out of stock

    Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Never-ending bridges where concrete is always within touch, the noise symphonic in cacophony, the spectrum between male and female which blurs distinctions and renders them irrelevant, the transition between life and death, the search of intimacy in a place where everything can be found for sale, from humans to...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Publisher's presentation: "Anaesthesia is a lament of several voices, a symphony of the evil in us, cinematically edited screenshots from videos, an engagement with the media, an open criticism to war and terrorism, a declaration of neutrality, an act of rebellion to the ego, where one stands alone prevented to feel anything else beyond his own...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock