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Taryn Simon - A living man declared dead and other chapters - 2011

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Art (general), Photography - Quantity: 1

Condition: Good
Language: English
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication year oldest item: 2011
Author/ Illustrator: Taryn Simon
Book Title: A living man declared dead and other chapters
Number of Books: 1
Publisher: Steidl / Mack
Binding/ Material: Hardback
Subject: Art (general), Photography
Object: Book

773 pp. - 34,5 x 26 cm

Condition is good, some small traces of use.

Simon's website says of A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I–XVIII:

It was produced over a four-year period (2008–2011), during which Simon traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen 'chapters' that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects documented by Simon include feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein's son Uday, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate.

It probes complex narratives in contemporary politics and organizes this material within a system that connects identity, lineage, history, and memory.

In The Washington Post, Philip Kennicott wrote:

"Simon’s chapters, although seemingly dry and archival, emerge as remarkably profound meditations on how we sort through the world, what ethical and moral impulses we honor and which ones we squelch. Her work insists on a more fundamentally rational relationship to photographs, and especially to photographs of people." [all Wikipedia]

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