On the Night that We Leave

@ Resnik, Alisa



Presentation by Editions lamaindonne:

[translation L'Ascenseur Végétal]

" « From Berlin to Saint Petersburg, passing through Odessa or Italy, the ultimate location of this photobook is the night. Alisa Resnik crosses it, explores its entrails, on a path to meet it, in the desert streets and landscapes where few stealth figures creep in, in the pale interiors, and where fragile and sometimes ecstatic faces appear.

From smothered glimmers of light to color splashes in the shadow, the photographer describes what could seem to be a form of wanderings, but turns out to be her path and her story. The story, subtle and quivering, of she who is not from anywhere and yet fully belongs to this nightly world. Through her powerful images, she reveals the beauty and the grace of that nightly world. And, like a hospitable home, it welcomes her and wraps itself around her. Along the pages, Alisa Resnik takes us with her and we abandon ourselves to both the brutality and the gentleness of the night. »

        -- Caroline Bénichou  "

This long awaited photobook, released in November 2021, is Resnik's second personal publication after she received the European Publishers Award and published One Another / L'un l'autre in 2013 in five versions / languages. [NB : these two versions, English and French, will soon be again available on our website - see link at bottom of page].

152 pages - Hardcover

Editions lamaindonne, 2021

Format : 21.5 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Resnik, Alisa

Alisa Resnik is a Russian-born photographer based in Berlin. She moved to photography in 2008 after studying philosophy and Art History in Berlin and Bologna. Her photography work is intimate and in a dark color palette; often in nightly settings, she depicts with empathy the fragility of all beings. In 2013, she won the European Publishers Award, and her project "One Another" was published simultaneously in five countries and five languages. We are offering the English version (Dewi Lewis Publishing) and the French version "L'un l'autre" (Actes Sud). The work of Alisa Resnik was included in 2018 in the collective exhibition curated by Marie Sordat "Eyes Wild Open", at Le Jardin Botanique in Brussels. In 2021, Alisa Resnik publishes with Editions lamaindonne her second photobook "On the Night that We Leave" which appears to be wanderings but is in fact the path and the story of the photographer, of the woman, always in an intimate and powerful bond with the night. © Portrait (uncredited) taken from the inDeauville website in the context of the exhibition of Resnik's work during the 2019 Planches Contact festival in Deauville, France.
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