Joakim Eskildsen: Cuban Studies (2023, Not Yet Published)

Joakim Eskildsen: Cuban Studies (2023, Not Yet Published)

Publisher: Steidl, 2023
Format: 18 x 31,2 cm
Pages: 144, Hardcover/Clothbound
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-95829-704-3

"From my very first journey, Cuba put a spell on me that made me return again and again. It was a time of optimism and uncertainty, and great hopes for the future.”
 
After American Realities (2016, Steidl) and Cornwall (2018, Mare), Cuban Studies (2023, Steidl) will complete Eskildsen’s trilogy on dysfunctional political systems. Accompanied by Cuban journalist Abel Gonzalez, the publication is the result of Eskildsen’s journeys between 2013 and 2016 when he traveled throughout the country during a period of major transition. Depicting the living situation of Cubans population after extensive economic reforms, the photographer notes "The more I learned about Cuba the more difficult it became to understand. It was like learning to see the world from a different angle, so distinct from what I knew that I decided to keep an open mind and take the position of the listener, following my instincts rather than anything else.”

Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1

Publisher: Beam Editions, May 2022
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Pages: 152, Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-7399865-3-7

Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made.
Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image.
A student at Claremont and LA native, Crawford’s work shows the influence of radical Californian painters such as Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin in the medium of photography.
While Light and Space, Minimalism, and Geometric Abstraction, existed firmly within painting and sculpture, Crawford showed the possibilities of photography as an art form and blurred the boundaries between photography, sculpture and installation.
Crawford’s work holds an important place in art history and its visionary aesthetic remains relevant and more familiar than ever in the 21st century.
Featuring essays by Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant, and a detailed, technical description of the process used to create the images in the darkroom by the artist himself.

Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1