Bieke Depoorter: I Am About to Call it a Day

Bieke Depoorter, Maarten Dings (text)

Edition Patrick Frey & Hannibal, 2014


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Our copy is new and in the original sealing.

As a follow up to her widely acclaimed book Ou Menya, Bieke Depoorter traveled to the United States, spending the night at the homes of perfect strangers, whose paths she crossed upon her wanderings. However, as we leaf through the book, it would hardly cross our minds that these people ever had Bieke’s company. They seem utterly oblivious, about to call it a day, as if the photographer has managed to make herself unseen, leaving only her eye behind. In reality, she won their hearts by candidly admitting to her own vulnerability. In turn, they confided in her, and so we watch these fleeting figures forever waving to us, signaling that they are still here, living their lives despite the strife and struggle. A surreal breeze drifts through the portraits and landscapes in this book despite their documentary nature, while the visual idiom inclines towards the cinematographic.

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ISBN: 9783905929690

43 pages, 42 color images, 42 x 28 cm, flexi cover, English