TITLE Village
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AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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Village explores a complex web of language politics of Canada and the very format of a photobook.
Language is both means for communication and a platform for politics in Canada. Especially in Quebec, where a forgotten layer of indigenous linguistic history lies. Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt explore this delicate legacy employing the use of documentary photography. It includes using the photographic caption in a conceptual way and locates the project within the history of subjective documentary, especially quoting Robert Frank’s famous The Americans in its references.
In its core Village is a document of certain time and place, thus by extension a project of documentary photography. Between the politics of language and acuteness of vision, Village suggests layers of conflicting meanings on its apparently two-dimensional surface.

Introduction by Paul Paper. Complete text is found in the PDF.

Village has been granted distribution support from the Swedish Arts Council hence it is available at all Swedish Public Libraries. It was nominated at the Swedish Photobook Award 2015 and at the Photobook Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France 2015.

Photographs by
Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Design by 1:2:3
256 pages with 121 color plates
240 x 300 mm / 9.4 x 11.8 in
Full color offset
Hardback / Clothbound
Edition: 500

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