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(Viviane Sassen) (Pikin Slee)

£75.00 / Sold Out

Munich: Prestel, 2014 ,Hardcover

Condition: Good, On the cover, edges are yellowed. Some stains on spine. Shelfwear, There is a price tag in the last blank page. Inside is very good condition.

Shipped from Germany. No,return.

Pikin Slee is a village in Suriname, a former Dutch colony where Viviane Sassen found connections between her personal history and that of the inhabitants: the African continent and the Dutch language, that she was amazed to be able to share in the midst of the South-American jungle.

In this village, the photographer - as she states in the text at the end of the book - goes "back to the basics", with less staging of the images, and the use of Black & White. Her eye got caught by the sculptural qualities of the village and the whereabouts, and the series is clearly influenced by an interest in simple shapes, light and graphical effects, and the strength in simple objects as subjects when the "white noise" around them has been discarded.