In recent years, the photography book has achieved unprecedented artistic recognition, but we still hear too little of the photographers talk about their work. They have a lot to say. Rémi Coignet went to meet them and realized that each of them considers the book as an essential form of his work.
Photographers, publishers or graphic designers are invited to revisit their work and reveal their intentions. In the course of the interviews, a geography of contemporary photography is sketched in the continuity of the first volume, Conversations, published in 2014.
Conversations with :
BROOMBERG & CHANARIN
KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT
GREGER ULF NILSON
BERTIEN VAN MANEN
Conversations was released in 2014. The underlying premise was that while we, critics, journalists and curators, are many to discuss the work of photographers, their own voices are seldom heard. The purpose remains unchanged with this second volume: To give voice to the photographers and listen to what they can tell us about their work through their books. Why books? Because they are works in themselves, easily accessible. They imply seriality, a form that is more complex and significant than the single image; more stable and durable than the exhibition. And because they offer perspective on the evolution of a career.