Photographs by Charlotte Dumas.
Fantombooks/Boiler Corporation, 2011. 34 pp., Color illustrations throughout, 11½x8¼".
Signed copies available!
Fantombooks has just released its third title, Al Lavoro! by Charlotte Dumas, curated by Francesco Zanot and designed by Fabrizio Radaelli.
The project is the result of the cooperation between Andrea Botto and Francesco Zanot, respectively director and curator of the 5th Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea, which runs from January 15, 2011 to February 13, 2011 at the Castello di Rapallo, Italy. Dedicated to examining contemporary photographic practice, RFC has entrusted Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas to document the subject of working dogs in the region. Dumas’ depictions investigate the formal and psychological attributes of portrait photography, studied by the way that we relate to animals. Thus the dogs become projections of our own thinking, while the intimate, eloquent and sculptural quality of the images are tuned to a broader tradition of social theory and portraiture.
Read Sarah Bradley's photo-eye Blog post on Al Lavoro! here.