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CONGO: MAJOLI, PELLEGRIN. Alain Mabanckou. Aperture Foundation, Inc., New York, 2014. Published in association with Lynx for Hope. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 252 pp. (20 foldout) with 255 ills. (55 col.) and 40-page booklet with an evocative text by Alain Mabanckou. 31 x 45 cm. LC 2014-914765 ISBN 9781597113250 In English; booklet bilingual in English and French.
Oversized. Publisher's description: In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin (born 1964) and Alex Majoli (born 1971) present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people. Bringing together the best of each photographer's personal styles as well as experimental forays into abstraction and collage, this volume captures what Alain Mabanckou describes as a full range of the landscape, "from urban scenes to great forests and back, reflecting the way it is in most African societies today." With no captions or individual photo credits, the densely printed images -- presented on full-bleed pages, as gatefolds or as double-spread gatefolds -- become wholly immersive. The outcome is a profound study of the Congo, and the resulting object exemplifies the expressive possibilities of contemporary documentary photography. This volume is published in association with a related exhibition mounted in 2015 as part of Rencontres d'Arles but does not specifically document the show.
Artist(s):Pellegrin, Paolo; Majoli, Alex
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168615
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