Edited by Rosa Olivares. Numerous contributing photographers.
184 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, 8¼x10¼".
Why do contemporary photographers insist on telling us their life stories in images? The essential themes of much photography today seem to revolve around the photographer’s self. Their tales are told in the first person singular, articulated in images that seems to draw viewers in, inviting them to get involved, seeking identification or provoking rejection. They can be considered or read as works of fiction. This issue of ‘Exit’ tackles the autobiographical tendency in the medium through essays by Rosa Olivares and Sergio Rubria, plus contributions from many artists, among them Olivia Bee, Andrew Hetherington, Ignacio Navas, Nigel Shafron, Elinor Carucci and Chris Shaw.