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Winner of the Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award 2021
Publication date : 2021/02/28
Dimensions 25 x 17 cm / 200 pages / en
Untitled by Sasha Phyars-Burgess is a beautifully crafted exploration in three series that span across various sites and spaces—from striking black-and-white photographs of daily life in Trinidad, to images of dance-hall crowds, to portraits of individuals taken in the US, Canada, and England. As a first-generation American born to Trinidadian parents, Phyars-Burgess explores her heritage and its complicated history through photography. Her photographs progress by turns gentle and meditative, expressive and vibrant.
The book moves skillfully between the three series with shifts in design and paper choices that are responsive to each body of work. “The photographer’s voice,as expressed in her black-and-white photographs, but likewise in the extended interview included in the book—is incredibly strong,” Darius Himes explains (Juror of the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2021). “She offers her reflections, takes a position,states an opinion, and doesn’t pull any punches.” The paperback book has exposed binding with red thread coordinated to match the red folded slipcase that covers the book.