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Trade store : Port Moresby to Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea / by Stephen Dupont
Bib ID 6972092
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Dupont, Stephen, 1967- photographer, artist
 
Description [Austinmer, NSW] : Stephen Dupont, 2015 
44 unnumbered leaves : colour illustrations ; 19 x 23 cm single sided concertina, in box 22 x 28 x 5 cm 
Summary

An artist's book of documentary photographs taken in 2011 while Stephen Dupont was a recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from Harvard University. It records the colourful painted store fronts of a wide variety of Papua New Guinea retailers. A small number of single images appear first, followed by short sequences of multiple image panoramas. The montage format loosely suggests one side of the street of Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966), but ever-present passers-by (and relatively few vehicles) suggest a much more vibrant street culture, although the retail shopping strips recorded here are reportedly endangered by the forces of Westernisation and the unrelenting advent of the supermarket.

Notes

Limited edition of five copies.

National Library of Australia's copy is no. 2/5.

Binding

Accordion fold text block housed in recycled photographic paper box (variable manufacturers used across the edition). 

Subjects Storefronts -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Street life -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Exhibited The Outside Land, Australian Centre for Photography, 20 June to 16 August 2015. 

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