Sunday, September 13, 2015

URBANAUTICA presents a new book series - Urbanautica Collections

Founded in 2009 by Steve Bisson, URBANAUTICA, your daily source of images, is a leading independent online photography publisher. Beyond its editorial activities URBANAUTICA regularly contributes to exhibitions, books, reviews, workshop and festivals.

Working with Italian publisher L'Artiere, URBANAUTICA has just launched a new book series "Urbanautica Collections". The book, LANDSCAPE MATERIALS, with work by Edoardo Hahn has been curated by Steve Bisson. This is an attempt to reconsider the definition of landscape in photography.
Steve Bisson says this: Landscape Materials by Edoardo Hahn is a pioneering book. A courageous work that challenges its own function. The landscape is not something whose borders we can control, and unambiguously define the context. We should radically reject the claim, all human, to rationalize the landscape, or to describe it, to own it, to set it aside. 
The landscape is fractal, its meaning is impalpable and slips like sand between your hands. It seems to make fun of those who are looking at it. Images fly away from the page and perhaps from our own understanding. As if a book is no longer enough to contain them. The author disappears into the landscape, accepting the natural complexity of things, their randomness. No page, no photography is more important than the others because they vibrate together, without arrogance, without shortcuts or unnecessary graphic premeditation.

To find our more you can go to the publisher's site HERE.

Finally, URBANAUTICA has just launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds to develop a new website platform. You can check that out HERE.

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