Last Saturday Pieter Hugo introduced the launching of his book (with Linda Melvern) ‘Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide”. A close look at the landscape 10 years after the genocide. A harsh & still shocking set of photographs presented as a forensic exposition of tragedy that “spares us the burden of judgment – but confronts us instead with far more frightening questions about our own humanity”.
But the presentation the day before @Paris-Photo Fair and that Saturday @LeBal brought not only Hugo’s pieces but the whole artillery of newly opened & London-based independent publishing house “Oodee“. Contemporary photography presented in limited edition zine-style publications like their PointOfView series.
These first series focus on five London-based female photographers, like those of Charlotte Player and her amazing recap on gypsy boys and girls and their ponies (she’s got a solo exhibition @ Madrid’s Espacio Valverde till Dec 5th….). Future editions of POV Female should feature female photographers based in Paris, Tokyo and New York…share news item