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Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone
Clth, 9 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 69 color / 17 bw. | 1/21/2020 | In stock
Anastasia Samoylova & Walker Evans: Floridas
A photo-dialogue on Florida past and present
Clth, 10.25 x 11.5 in. / 200 pgs / 76 color / 68 bw. | 5/24/2022 | Out of stock
Published by Steidl.
Edited with text by David Campany. Text by Lauren Groff.
Sunshine state. Swampland paradise. Tourist aspiration. Real-estate racket. Refuge of excess. Political swing-state. Sub-tropical fever dream. With forms of nature and culture found nowhere else, Florida is unique. It is also among the most elusive and misunderstood of places. Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984) has photographed Florida on intensive road trips. Walker Evans (1903–75) photographed it over four decades. Twisting the visual clichés, these two remarkably discerning observers convey Florida’s dizzying combination of fantasy and reality.
Evans witnessed modern Florida emerging in the 1930s, with its blend of cultures, waves of tourism, stark beauty and blatant vulgarity. He photographed there until the 1970s, making Polaroids that still feel contemporary. Samoylova inherits what Evans saw coming. With intelligence and humor, she picks her way through the seductions and disappointments of a place that symbolizes the contradictions of the United States today. In Floridas, photographs by Samoylova and Evans are presented in parallel, weaving past and present, switching between black-and-white and color imagery, all complemented by an essay from editor David Campany and a visionary short story by celebrated novelist and Florida resident Lauren Groff.
Clth, 10.25 x 11.5 in. / 200 pgs / 76 color / 68 bw.
Pub Date 5/24/2022
Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 22
ISBN 9783969990070 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $88.00
Out of stock
STATUS: Out of stock
Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.
Published by Steidl.
Text by David Campany.
FloodZone is Miami-based Russian photographer Anastasia Samoylova’s (born 1984) account of life on the knife-edge of the Southern United States: in Florida, where sea levels are rising and hurricanes threaten. But this book is not a visualization of disaster or catastrophe. These beautifully subtle and often unsettling images capture the mood of waiting, of knowing the climate is changing, of living with it. The color palette is tropical: lush greens, azure blues, pastel pinks. But the mood is pensive and melancholy. As new luxury high-rises soar, their foundations are in water. Crumbling walls carry images of tourist paradise. Manatees appear in odd places, sensitive to environmental change. Water is everywhere and water is the problem. Mixing lyric documentary, gently staged photos and epic aerial vistas, FloodZone crosses boundaries to express the deep contradictions of the place. The carefully paced sequence of photographs, arranged as interlocking chapters, make no judgment: they simply show.
Clth, 9 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 69 color / 17 bw.
Pub Date 1/21/2020
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 125
ISBN 9783958296336 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $69.95
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