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Barely Exposed

How Do You See the World?

Latana

$40.00

This is a book of images—visual likenesses of young men and women; impressions of these growing people’s lives in their own words; visions of what they imagine, fear, and hope the world might be for them.  Each of the photographs and statements that Latana has collected for this book presents a young person’s life gathered into the expression of a single, embodied moment, and each statement provides the terms according to which that particular young person chose to name and locate him or herself in the world.

Latana photographed the young people half-dressed and against a black background, removing part of their clothing or exterior, in an effort to get at the essence of who they are.  When that approach was not possible, she strove to evoke that essence by focusing on the intimacy of their eyes. 

Specifications

SKU:
90151
Size: 
9 x12"
Pages: 
140pp
Binding: 
Trade Cloth
Publication date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
ISBN: 
978-0-9820607-0-4
Weight: 
.5 kg
Rights world: 
Available

Perface by: Alison Cook-Sather

Overview: 

The subjects of Barely Exposed were asked, " How do you see your world?" The book offers a subtle yet probing answer in visual likenesses of contemporary young people; impressions of their budding lives in their own words; visions of what they imagine, fear, and hope the world might be for them. Each image captures its subject in a single, embodied moment, and each accompanying statement reveals how that person chose to define him or herself in the world. Latana photographed the young people half dressed against a black background, removing parts of their clothing or exterior, in order to reveal their essences. When that approach was not possible, she focused on the intimacy of their eyes. The result in a powerful, multifaceted portrait of the state of the world today—and of those who will leave their mark on it.

About the author: 

Latana is an artist whose work has been the object of numerous exhibitions throughout the world. She was sponsored by the Armenian Embassy to discover inspiration within that magnificent country and returned with a series of poignant images of the land and its people. Her exhibition, "Armenia...through the lens and into the heart" was held in March 2006, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.