This issue concentrates specifically on the kind of work photographers have created to communicate a story. The roots of narrative photography lie in the early years of photography’s inception, either using multiple images to present a linear established story or with a story presented in a single image. Stories presents six portfolios from six photographers who have explored the realms of this format.
Suky Best exploits the visual language of cheap photo novels, mostly found during the 90s at supermarket checkouts, in Photo Love, Vol 1, 1995. The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams from Alessandra Sanguinetti uses single frame stories to create a narrative about cousins Guille and Belinda, the series is enigmatic, alienating and imbued with casual magic typical of South American storytelling. With cool objective recordings of buildings in French cities, this story turns gruesome after reading the accompanying texts, in Domestic Slavery by Raphaël Dallaporta.
Also included, an extensive interview with Manfred Heiting, discussing his expansive photobook collection and archive. Plus an ‘On My Mind’ feature from 6 cultural figures talking about images on their minds and plenty of book reviews.
Published Spring 2007
Printed on selected specialized paper
709 grams / 0.71 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographers
Larry Burrows, Suky Best, Raphaël Dallaporta, Wendy McMurdo, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Hunter S. Thompson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, James Nachtwey
Marcel Feil, Eric Miles, Ken Grant, Around van Adrichem & Jan Baetens, Vikki Bell, Ariejan Kortweg, Alain Mingam, Laura Noble, Raphaëlle Stopin
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