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Axe me biggie / Stephen Dupont
Bib ID 5979510
Format BookBook
Author
Dupont, Stephen
 
Description [Bondi Beach, N.S.W. : S. Dupont], c2012 
[104] p. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm. 
Summary

Ninety-one black and white Polaroid portrait photographs of Afghans taken in Kabul on March 13, 2006 are arranged in an album. The photographs were taken with Polaroid Type 665 film, which yields both an instant print and a negative for later enlargement. Five double page spreads of candid colour photograph collages taken while the photographer was taking the portraits and the prints are being coated to be given away to the subjects are reproduced on the end papers and dispersed in the main part of the book. Portraits of Stephen Dupont, Jacques Menashe and a reprint of an old postcard portrait of Abdur Rahman Khan, the Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901, appear after the main sequence of portraits.

Notes

Introduction by Jacques Menasche.

"Limited edition. 100 numbered copies. Printed January 2012"--P. [2].

"A Bordertown book"--P. [1].

Reformated from the unique artists' book which was published in 2006.

"'Axe me biggie' [is] a crude Anglo phonetic rendering of the Dari for 'Mister, take my picture!'"--Introd.

Library's SR copy is no. 3/100 and forms part of boxed set of five books titled [The Afghanistan Wars: 1993-2012]. Signed by the author. The slipcase cloth is Desert pattern MARPAT (short for MARine PATtern), a digital camouflage pattern designed for the United States Marine Corps. It is the artist's intention that the fabric of the slip case will wear, abrade and discolour as do the uniforms of US Marine Corps.

Subjects Afghans - Portraits.  |  Portrait photography - Afghanistan.  |  Kabul (Afghanistan) - Pictorial works.  |  Afghanistan - Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Form/genre Artists' books.  |  Photographs  |  Portraits  |  Documentary photography.
Other authors/contributors Menasche, Jacques, 1964-

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