JH Engström (Engstroem)

La Résidence


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"'In photography, JH Engström isn't trying to explain, but rather to render a profound experience of the absurdity of the human condition. These images move us into a disquieting part of ourselves: our solitude on earth.' That is how Jean-Louis Godefroid ends his foreword to JH Engström's new book, the result of two scholarship sojourns at the Contretype photo organization in Brussels."

"'La Résidence' is comprised of 29 snapshot-like triptych gatefolds interspersed with Engström’s typically restrained pictorials on borderless double-page spreads and brief bursts of diary comments. All images were shot in Brussels, Belgium. (...) The book "has been awarded World’s Best Book Award. Engström was up against 540 nominated books for the prize, which has been organised by Stiftung Buchkunst (German Foundation for Book Art) since 1963. (...) The selection committee writes: 'Nothing dramatic takes place, no lessons are being taught – but as each sequence elicits greater curiosity, for the spectator, browsing and folding his or her way through the pages, a personal individual story emerges, like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.” And further they called it “a fascinating, eye-opening book – interaction without anything having to be plugged in.'" (Peter Nitsch)

Selected as one of the 'Best (photo eye) Books' of 2010 by Melanie McWhorter.

"JH Engström versucht nicht, zu erklären, sondern es geht ihm um eine tiefe Erfahrung der Absurdität des menschlichen Daseins. Diese Bilder bringen uns zum innersten Punkt unseres Dasein: unserer Einsamkeit auf Erden", so Jean-Louis Gottfried in seinem Vorwort endend.
Das Buch besteht aus 29 schnappschussartigen Triptychen, die zu Foldouts zusammnegefasst sind, unterbrochen nur von sparsamen Tagebucheinträgen Engströms. Alle Bilder sind zwischen 2003 und 2006 in Brüssel entstanden.
'La Résidence' wurde 2012 in Leipzig von der Stiftung Buchkunst zum weltweit schönsten ausgezeichnet - ausgewählt aus 540 Bewerbern. (...) Die Jury schrieb damals in ihrer Begründung: "

Auf der PhotoEye-Bestenliste 2010, ausgewählt von Melanie McWhorter.

 



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