Agonie . Photographs by Antoine D'Agata with texts by Rafael Garido (text in French). Actes Sud/Atelier De Visu, Paris. 243 pp. Quarto. First Edition. SIGNED by D'Agata on preliminary page and dated NYC, 2010. Hardbound in faux-leather binding. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white and color reproductions.
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by Martin Parr.
Magnum photographer Antoine D'Agata brilliant 2009 collaboration with writer Rafael Garido.
"Antoine D’Agata is a contentious character in the worlds of photography and art. Signed up by the Magnum photo agency in the period when they started to realise there was little money in photojournalism, his work’s brutal and self-destructive content has a habit of upsetting people.
Born in Marseilles in 1961, D’Agata left France in the early 80s. He later studied at the International Center of Photography in New York alongside Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, with whom he shares a fascination for the seamier side of things"--VICE Magazine, READ Alex Sturrock's fantastic INTERVIEW with D'Agata