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6x6.
Photographs by Erika Larsen, Paula McCartney, Ian Wolstenholme, Sasha Rudensky, Dave Jordano, and Shawn Records.
SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS, Johannesburg, 2008. Unpaged, Numerous illustrations, 7x7".

Publisher's Description
6x6 is designed to allow 6 images to tell an encompassing story. A photograph seen out of context must explain its full meaning in isolation. A photograph seen in context of the circumstances or events that form the environment within which it was taken - can be appreciated at a different level entirely. Members of the Society were invited to submit 6 images preceded by their own word-based guiding principles summarising the environment within which the photographs were taken. All members of the Society and an extensive list of invited international guest judges from the international photographic art world then reviewed all work within context. Authors remained anonymous throughout this process. Only the six highest voted panels of work are included in the Society's book 6x6 and were included in the physical exhibition occurring in Johannesburg on 31 January, 2008.

The chosen photographers include:

Erika Larsen (US)
Paula McCartney (US)
Ian Wolstenholme (South Africa)
Sasha Rudensky (US / Russia)
Dave Jordano (US)
Shawn Records (US)


The book set is designed as a collector's item and each individual book is purposefully designed to mimic a physical photographic exhibition where work is viewed in a continuous series to be appreciated as a whole, as against individual works being isolated on a single page of a book.

Each book unfolds as a continuous series (concertina fold) of approximately 3 meters.

Guest Judges:

ROGER BALLEN
A photographer resident in Johannesburg (South Africa) who's work currently forms part of over 25 museum collections and has exhibited across the globe in over 100 solo and group exhibitions.

SHEYI ANTONY BANKALE
Co-founder of NextLevel Magazine; an independent art, photography and issues publication based in London (United Kingdom).

DANA FACONTI
Editor and publisher of Blind Spot Magazine based in New York (USA) and Executive Director of Photo-Based Art.

MICHAEL FOLEY
Founder and director of the Foley Gallery in New York (USA).

JASON FULFORD
A photographer, designer, curator and co-founder of J&L Books, resident in New York (USA).

CLARE GRAFIK
Curator of The Photographers' Gallery in London (United Kingdom).

MATTHIAS HARDER
Curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin (Germany).

DARIUS HIMES
Adjunct professor of photographic arts at the College of Santa Fe (USA), former editor of Photo-eye, a magazine devoted to photography books and a founding member of Radius Books.

KRISTEN LUBBEN
Associate curator of the International Center of Photography in New York (USA).

STEPHEN SHORE
A photographer known for his pioneering use of colour in art photography and the director of the photography department at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley region (USA).

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