Kehrer Verlag, 2019. Edition of 1,000 numbered copies. Softcover with PVC dust jacket, 240 x 320 mm, 144 pp., 72 color and 20 b/w illustrations. Photographs by Ann Massal. Text by Angelo Cirimele, Ann Massal. Design by João Linneu.
Shortlisted for German Photo Book Award 2019/2021
A career started in the beauty industry gave Ann Massal the feeling that Plato's take on beauty as truth was long dead. She subsequently decided to study photography to try to express her very own view. With similarities to the crazy world of Alice in Wonderland, Massal’s pictures are never expected. Using a vast array of techniques – dripping, bleaching, cutting, rotting – she distorts images to offer us her outlook on beauty: ambiguous, sinful, and always colorful. Massal’s work has been exhibited throughout Korea in 2016, nominated in 2017 by JH Engström for Photopaper, and was finalist at Helskinki 2018 Photo Festival. The Eye of the Cyclops was shortlisted for the Istanbul 2017 Dummy Award, the Kassel 2018 Dummy Award and is being showcased at various international fairs.
Ann Massal’s first book The Eye of the Cyclops is published as a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies. Every single copy will be unique: numbered, signed, embossed and blessed by the artist.