La Residence [2010] | J.H. Engstrom

La Residence [2010]

J.H. Engstrom
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La Residence by J.H. Engstrom [2010]

Hardcover; 150 pages
2.1 pounds; 7.24 x 1.02 x 9.76 inches

In photography, JH Engström isn't trying to explain, but rather to render a profound experience of the absurdity of the human condition. These images move us into a disquieting part of ourselves: our solitude on earth. That is how Jean-Louis Godefroid ends his foreword to JH Engström's new book, the result of two scholarship sojourns at the Contretype photo organization in Brussels. The book consists of 29 triptychs of a snapshot character, sandwiched by diary reflections and 29 photos harbouring those characteristics that have turned JH Engström into one of the most revered Swedish photographers.