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Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine
The Significant Savages
HC, 16,5 x 24 cm., 392 pp., 374 color plates,
Ltd. Ed. of 350 numb. copies
RVB 2011


Das Buch reiht nahtlos Facebook-Profile aneinander, hinter denen sich die wirklichen Personen verbergen oder ihre Persönlichkeit anstelle eines Selbtsbildnisses transporteien wollen. Schön in Kapiteln strukturiert finden sich Naturbilder, Tiere, Autos und andere Vehikel, Bodybuilder sowie weitere in ununterbrochener Folge. Ein wahres Feuerwerk!

"In this age in which we call 'social networking' has probably become the main vehicle for photography, 'Significant Savages' presents a foray into the way the 'profile image' is used to sum up one's personality, partiularily when it avoids showing one's face or body. The book exploits an arbitrary selection of Facebook profile images in which alternative artefacts are represented instead of the person: seascapes, forests; dogs and horses and cats; cars, bikes or fancy boats; cities, socks and shells, galaxies."


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