Photographs by Alain Bizos.
Aman Iman Publishing,
120 pp., color illustrations throughout, 8¼x11".
The catalogue for the first solo exhibition devoted to Alain Bizos, whose personal aesthetic, developed in the formative years between 1977-1982, straddles art and information, marking a turning point in photojournalism. The colour-saturated, pop aesthetic that can be found in his photos has since influenced numerous photographers whose work blurs the lines between documentary and fine art. Through an array of subjects, from violence and war to cultural icons like Nina Hagen, Bizos offers provocative and comical reflections, and tackles issues like gender identity. Included are series from the late 1970s through early ‘80s in full colour and with many fold-out pages.