The Coast (*signed*)

@ Hura, Sohrab

978-935351042-8

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Presentation by Ugly Dog:

" « The physical coastline becomes a metaphor for a ruptured piece of skin barely holding together a volatile state of being ready to explode. »

The Coast opens with an absurd short story that leads into a sequence of images taken along the Indian coastline. While the photographs are made in real situations, the continuous removal and addition of context manipulates the line between what is a fact and what is not, in a way not unlike how new realities are increasingly being engineered today.

Some might imagine the book to be a fable like tale while others might recognize in it, reality. Either way, the book in its stories alludes to undercurrents in a country that is seeing higher frequencies of violence: religious, caste, sexual or otherwise and the increasing normalization of it, which is far more absurd than the story itself.

There is respite towards the end as the book moves to the sea. The margin between land and water becomes a point of release beyond which characters experience fear, surprise, anger, sadness, trust, anticipation, excitement, contempt but also rapture. The short story at the beginning of the book also exists in eleven other iterations, each one changing only a few words at a time like a game of Chinese Whispers. Just like with the images, each story forms a slightly different meaning in every subsequent reading and it becomes one of a dozen different truths."

Texts by Sohrab Hura in English only.

A discussion with the photographer on this project (in English) is available on the Magnum Photos website.

224 pages - Hardcover

Ugly Dog, 2019

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Hura, Sohrab

Sohrab Hura is an Indian photographer, member of the agency Magnum Photos since 2014. He works both on documentary projects, with a focus on bringing attention to difficult human situations, and on personal projects. For the latter, he created his own imprint Ugly Dog to publish his photobooks. He has published the "Sweet Life" tryptich: "Life is Elsewhere" (2015), "A Proposition for Departure" (2017) and "Look, It's Getting Sunny Outside" (2018) in which he tells of his own life, his family, his mother and her dog, his friends. © Portrait taken from the Magnum website
  • .Sold out.Presentation on the Magnum Photos website: "In the summer of 1999, when he was only 17, Sohrab Hura's mother was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia. «Life is Elsewhere is a journal of my life, my family, my love, my friends, my travels, my sheer need to experience all that is about to disappear and so in a way I’m attempting to connect...

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    .Last copies available.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the Magnum Photos website: "In the summer of 1999, when he was only 17, Sohrab Hura's mother was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia. «Life is Elsewhere is a journal of my life, my family, my love, my friends, my travels, my sheer need to experience all that is about to disappear and so in a way I’m attempting to connect...

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    $90.12 Out of stock

    .Last copies available.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my...

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