Forty Three

Forty Three, a book of photography by Alice Connew, was made during a freezing day in the middle of Berlin’s worst winter in forty-three years.

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GLORIA is proud to present Forty Three by Berlin-based photographer, Alice Connew.

Alice says,

"Forty Three was made during a freezing day in the middle of Berlin’s worst winter in forty-three years. Meanings have evolved as I have spent time with the work; looking, selecting, editing and sequencing.

"This particular day of work—January 2013— began as a momentary, snapshot distraction from the bleakness that had settled into Berlin, and developed into a project about the displacement and loneliness endured when one moves to a new country.

"The protagonist—an armless, child mannequin, found in a disheveled Berlin alleyway—was used first for my own amusement but as the day’s chill persisted, bit by bit he developed into a metaphor for my early experiences of an uncharted city that would become my home.

While I am keep to rebuff the obvious narrative of ‘lonely doll in snow reflects lonely woman in alien city’, I cannot deny that what began as a playful day with a found piece of detritus turned into an expression of unease and isolation. This mood parallels my first six months in Berlin."

 

 

 

Technical Information: 

Featuring an essay by Emily Cataneo
Photographs and design by Alice Connew
Printed in London by ExWhyZed
Soft cover, 24 pages
210x148mm, upright
9 colour photographs

Purchase Details: 

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GLORIA Publishing

6 Sep 2017

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