PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Steidl

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Paperback, 7.5 x 12 in. / 96 pgs / 45 bw.

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 108   

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ISBN 9783958297425 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $49.00

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Tenzing Dakpa: The Hotel

Text by Tenzing Dakpa.

Tenzing Dakpa: The Hotel

A deeply personal photobook portrait of a family hotel on the India/Tibet border

The hotel in this book is both real and metaphorical, an actual establishment run by Indian photographer Tenzing Dakpa’s (born 1985) parents in Sikkim, Northeast India, and a prism through which he revisits his family history and place within it.

Dakpa’s photos reveal the physical spaces of the hotel, its guest rooms, dining room, the family’s cat on a flight of stairs; as well as signs of daily working life there: sheets hanging out to dry, clipping plants in the garden, his parents engaged in various tasks. For the hotel is both public and private, a business and a home: a transient place for guests who come and go and a residence that holds the memories of its owners and projects their hopes.

The Hotel is the winner of the Singapore International Photography Festival Photobook Award 2018.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Tenzing Dakpa: The Hotel.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Collector Daily

Blake Andrews

All of Dakpa’s pictures are horizontal format, and their layout in a book with exaggerated verticality maroons them in big banks of space. There are no captions or fancy graphics, just pictures appearing stage right. The design seems intended to mirror the modest white cleanliness of the hotel’s decor, with pockets of information jostling amid bare floors, walls, and sheets. No guests are shown, no staff or people except the Dakpas...Gerhard Steidl might be describing the building itself when he writes, “what I particularly like about this book is the absence of too much design. It’s just pure photography printed on paper.”

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