Untitled (in a whisper) by Mandy Vahabzadeh
Mandy Vahabzadeh’s recent artist's book embodies the cool rhythm of contemplation and joy that characterizes her work. When asked about the book, Vahabzadeh recalls a quote by Nicolas Bouvier’s essay “Random Notes on the Face”:
“I am drawn to those images that present themselves in a whisper, and it is in the photographic portrait that this virtue finds its most visible expression. In the midst of crowded exhibitions, I have often noticed how good portraits create little areas of stillness and respite. Certain gazes speak to us personally and we in turn respond silently. The relationship that is established between the image and the viewer is direct, intimate, a salutary and essential exchange.”
The book is archival pigment printed onto Awagami Kozo paper with UV printed cave paper end sheets and drum leaf bound in midnight blue silk at Small Editions in an edition of 15 signed and numbered by the artist.
Mandy Vahabzadeh is a Swiss American photographer of Persian origin residing in New York City. She attended Pratt Institute, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. Her last book—Soul Unsold—was published by Graystone Books in 1992. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Aspen, Santa Monica and Atlanta.
Hardcover drum leaf bound, pigment printed in black and white
9 x 12 inches, 38 pages
Edition of 15 books
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