Presentation by Editions Textuel & Rencontres d'Arles:
" « A photographer without a camera » revealed to the general public during the 2022 Rencontres d'Arles festival.
Whatever you do, don't tell Katrien de Blauwer that she makes collages: « Let's say I'm a photographer without a camera. For me, cutting is comparable to clicking on the shutter release ». She snips, glues, assembles, infringes, colors and handles photographs from the old magazines she collects. Close to photomontage or film editing, her works conceal an intense narrative charge.
They are linked to memory and personal history, but, paradoxically, as intimate as they are anonymous, they become the possible scenario of everyone. « What Katrien de Blauwer unearths in her black and white images is the archaeology of ambiguity. She doesn't cut this ambiguity of desire with a raging knife: on the contrary, it interests her. She works it to the maximum. She refines and sharpens it ».
-- Foreword by Philippe Azoury
Les photos qu'elle ne montre à personne (or The Pictures She Doesn't Show to Anyone) brings ten years of creation together in a book and an exhibition on an unprecedented scale. "
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144 pages - Hardcover
Editions Textuel, 2022
Format : 21 x 27 cm
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New - Mint condition
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.Sold out. Presentation by Libraryman: "Page after page they undress. Their legs laying down gracefully on a bed, resting for eternity—so it seems. Others are standing up, can you feel the warmth coming out of their skin? It seems they are dancing together from scene to scene. Inviting you to join them. Their naked bodies find refuge between the paint...
.Last copies. Presentation by Libraryman: " The idea for I Close My Eyes, Then I Drift Away by Katrien De Blauwer was founded as a commission for De Blauwer to anatomise archival works of French photographer François Halard into a new and rare narrative. With a seductive and dreamlike state, bordering femininity and masculinity, she lets the observer...
.Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Through KDB's <collages> and their <short circuit> effect in our ways of seeing, the book intends to explore and deepen the concept of <void> and its <visibility>, proposing a work that's situated at the border of different artistic disciplines, from <photography> to <cinema> to...
.Available.Presentation by Editions Textuel: [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " AZIMUT is a photographic walk over an 8-month period across the French territory, organized as a relay of 31 photographers, and initiated by the collective Tendance Floue. Everyone's itinerary is free. Trails or paved roads, straight lines or winding tracks, the...
.Please note this is the French edition of this book (texts in French only), we do not carry the English edition as of today.Presentation by Aperture, publisher of the English edition: "Intimate Distance is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Todd Hido. Though he has published many smaller monographs of...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation: [ Please note : content in French only ] "La photographie contemporaine iranienne depuis la révolution de 1979; un panorama exceptionnel de la photographie contemporaine iranienne. Cet ouvrage rassemble les œuvres de 66 photographes et interroge la réalité iranienne par un jeu de confrontations entre images...