Images of Reality
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Shortlisted Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photobook of the year Award 2020
Publication date : 2020/01/01
Weight 620 g / Dimensions 22 x 29.5 cm / text in English
Design: Ania Nalecka
A collaborative project between journalist Dyba Lach and photographer Adam Lach, How to Rejuvenate an Eagle examines contemporary Polish history and culture. For three and a half years, the duo traveled extensively throughout the country, conducting over seventy interviews and photographing people and landscapes. Throughout the resulting sequence of black-and-white photographs, excerpts from these interviews are interspersed via quarter-page, red tip-ins. “These textual interventions offer a really elegant interpretation of how one can incorporate multiple voices and perspectives into the making of a contemporary photobook,” Oluremi C. Onabanjo comments. Adam Lach’s arresting photographs are dynamically sequenced and depict a nation deeply conscious of its own historical, geopolitical, and economic transformations—while also struggling with the profound divisions and stereotypes rooted in longstanding cultural schisms.