The Auckland Project.
Photographs by John Gossage and Alec Soth.
Radius Books, 2010. 160 pp., Two volumes, 80 color illustrations, 9x11½".
'In the Spring of 2009, John Gossage and Alec Soth traveled together to New Zealand to work on a joint photography project. For both, it was a trip of departures. Gossage has been creating photographic literature in black-and-white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color. Soth’s work with the 8×10 view camera has inspired an entire generation of his contemporaries, and leaving it behind was key to approaching the world from a fresh visual perspective. The results represent a major shift of vision for these two vastly important American photographers.
This publication represents the culmination of that trip. Both the concept and the content of the book have been driven by the uniqueness of the collaboration and the primacy of the photobook to the artistic practice of both Soth and Gossage. Essentially two books in one, The Auckland Project showcases a playful attention to materials and presentation by presenting the two photographers' work separately but creatively combined through the device of the book and its housing.' —the publisher
The regular trade edition will be available as signed by both artists.
About the Limited Edition:
Limited to 40 copies. Includes a signed and numbered color archival pigment print by each artist in a unique housing for the book and prints.
View the print by John Gossage
View the print by Alec Soth
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