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Sune Jonsson: Life and Work
Sune Jonsson: Life and Work

Clth, 10 x 12.25 in. / 320 pgs / 231 bw. | 9/30/2014 | Not available

Sune Jonsson: Life and WorkSune Jonsson: Life and Work

Published by Max Ström.
Edited by Charlotta Broady. Text by Val Williams.

Sune Jonsson (1930-2009) spent most of his life in the county of Västerbotten in the north of Sweden, where he documented the agrarian lifestyles he saw disappearing in the wake of an increasingly urban and industrial society. Subject to the whims of harsh weather, unpredictable seasons and often infertile soil, these men and women lived in constant states of flux: homes were impermanent, self-built structures, crops were few, and animals fewer. Jonsson published his work in a series of 25 photo books, which began in 1959 with Byn med det blå huset (The Village with the Blue House) and ended almost 50 years later with And Time Becomes a Wondrous Thing (2007). These volumes were not solely photographic works: complementing his black-and-white documentary-style pictures were Jonsson's written narratives, a poetic mix of fact and fiction gleaned from interviews with his subjects and combined with his own political and philosophical concerns. Sune Jonsson: Life and Work not only republishes some of the most powerful photographs Jonsson took over the course of his lengthy career, but also provides intimate insight into the artist's historical, literary and social interests. Explicatory text by Val Williams provides contextual analysis.

Max Ström

Clth, 10 x 12.25 in. / 320 pgs / 231 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 105   

ISBN 9789171262950 FLAT40
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