The Significant Savages. Photographs and design by Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine. RVB Books, Paris, 2011. 392 pp. Small quarto (6.5 x 9.5 in./16.5 x 24 cm.) First edition. Hardbound with cloth spine. Photo-illustrated boards. Printed belly band. 374 color reproductions.
Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History. Volume III. "The Significant Savages presents a foray into the way ‘profile image[s]’ [on social networking sites] are used to sum up one’s personality, particularly when they avoid showing one’s face or body. The book exploits an arbitrary selection of Facebook profile images in which alternative artifacts are represented instead of the person: seascapes, forests; dogs and horses and cats; cars, bikes or fancy boats; cities, socks and shells, galaxies."--the publisher
Read Adam Bell’s review of The Significant Savages in photo-eye Magazine.