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Elastic-bound, 40 pages, color, 23 x 32 cm
English, Elastic-bound, 40 pages, color, 23 x 32 cm, 2021.
Cartographies is a photographic series that portrays details of the clothes of passers-by glimpsed along the streets of Manhattan. Folds, stains or little traces of clothing thus constitute impressions of everyday life, potential cartographies of everyoneʼs journeys. The book, devised in a newspaper format, is made up of twenty unstitched sheets held together with an elastic band, alternating original photographs with large, full-page details. The central spread features an index of the images organised by time of day. The subtitle New York, 10 am – 7 pm in fact references the time span in which the images were shot, underlining the repetitiveness of everyday actions. The photographic sequence is accompanied by a text written by Francesco Pacifico within a New York setting, laid out in text fragments alternating with the images.
Design: Claire Huss