One Wall a Web

@ Wolukau-Wanambwa, Stanley



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Presentation by Roma Publications:

"The book gathers together work from two photographic series, Our Present Invention (2012-14) and All My Gone Life (2014-17), as well as two text collages all made in and focused specifically on the United States. Through a mixture of writing, portraiture, landscape and appropriated archival images, the book describes quotidian encounters with fraught desire, uneven freedom, irrational fear and deep structural division, asking whether the historical and contemporary realities of anti-Black and gendered violence— when treated as aberrations—do not in fact serve to veil violence’s essential function in the maintenance of ‘civil’ society.

One Wall a Web traces a chronological path through the production of two series, the first of which (Our Present Invention) sets out with a particular interest in the entanglement of masculinity with violence. The second series of photographs (All My Gone Life) comprises two chapters, the first of which consists of appropriated archival images which track continuities between past and present circumstances. These revenant images enter into dialogue with the final strand of contemporary photographs in the second chapter, which address themselves to the spectral form and the visceral costs of this history in the book’s penultimate section. One Wall a Web concludes with an extensive essay that explores resonances between the field of black studies, questions of black life, and the strange ontology of the photographic image."

This book received the « First Photobook » Award from Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation in November 2018.

248 pages - Hardcover

Roma Publications, 2018

Format : 17.1 x 24.6 cm

New - Mint condition

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Wolukau-Wanambwa, Stanley

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a British writer and photographer; he also contributed essays for monographs by Paul Graham and Vanessa Winship. As indicated on the  LightWork website : « His photographic work addresses questions of patriarchy, race, history, and identity. » His book "One Wall a Web" (Roma Publications, 2018) about the divisions and violences, today and in history, within the American society received the « First Photobook » Award from Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation in 2018. © Portrait taken from the Georgia State University website
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