Texts by Dragana Vujanovic, Louise Wolthers
Design by Sandra Praun
2015, English and Swedish, hardcover
127 pages, 21.5 x 27 cm
Framing Bodies offers a unique insight into the disciplining, normative and identifying power of photography through the work of 15 artists. Photographic framings of the body inherently reflect issues of surveillance, the transgression of norms, labour conditions and racial discrimination. The represented works, spanning from the turn of the 20th century until today, indicate that these issues are continuously relevant - and perhaps more pressing than ever. The book includes works by distinguished artists such as Bolette Berg and Marie Høeg, Walker Evans, Ernest Cole, Nan Goldin, Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff, Kent Klich, Adriana Lestido, Jorma Puranen and Christer Strömholm.
Framing Bodies was produced in conjunction with the Hasselblad Center, and forms the second in a series of thematic books and exhibitions based on the Hasselblad Foundation Collection, Gothenburg, Sweden. The first book in the series is Still Life / Work Life, also available from Art and Theory.