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Grand Circle Diego.
Photographs by Cyril Costilhes.
Akina, London, England, 2014. 144 pp., 81 color illustrations, 6¼x9".

Publisher's Description

Selected as Book of the Week by Laura El-Tantawy

Quarterbound leatherette. Offset UV printing on Munken Polar Rough
First Edition 800 copies.

'Bay of Diego Suarez. strip of land in the far north of Madagascar.
a terrible accident
10 years later, Cyril Costilhes comes back to close the circle,
the descent into his heart of darkness begins.

There is danger lying there, Diego
it’s like smoking on a sea of gasoline
Don’t fall in love,
don’t you fucking fall in love here.'

A dark and disturbing presence is lurking beneath the obscene jungle and the outskirts of Diego and its enigmatic dwellers. Cyril Costilhes went looking for it, through the mirror of a Diego Suarez of the mind. A lynchian photographic tale of fallen utopias and broken relationships.

“I have this crazy idea of transforming this suffocating situation into something positive that would give sense to all this.
Turn the ugly into beautiful”

French eyes, Italian style, Dutch lithography, German printing. GCD is an European collaboration.

Best Photobook 2014 in the list of Tom Claxton for Claxton/Projects
Best Photobook 2014 in the list of Martin Amis for Photobookstore
Best Photobook 2014 in the list of Manik Katyal for Emaho Magazine
Best Photobook 2014 in the list of Hannah Trolley for Emaho Magazine
Best Photobook 2014 in the list of C.A.P.E. 

The book was officially launched in November 2014 at Polycopies during the Paris Photo weekend and Tipi bookshop in Bruxelles.

Read the review by Colin Pantall


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