Memory Traces is a photo-book, composed to be a mental experience, dealing with notions on landscape, culture, history and memory. In Memory Traces landscape-photography is combined with a multi-layered range of texts including excerpts from travelogues, written photographs and Höffding Step, a short story situated in the art-world. This semi-thriller reflects on the Artification of Photography and on the End of Silver-based Photography. In Dark Star, a second booklet, a Chernobyl family-album has been compiled from a roll of negatives found in a evacuated and looted house near the site of the exploded Reactor 4. The large format photographs in the main Photo-book were made in Sarajevo; Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Berlin, Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Ronneburg; Bikini Island and Nam Island; Chernobyl; Khe San and My Lai.

Memory Traces is selected as one of 124 seminal Dutch photobooks since 1945 as published in The Dutch Photobook (NAi Publishers/Aperture 2012) and was selected as one of Photo-Eye's best photobooks of 2009 by Marcus Schaden

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Photography & text Cary Markerink, Amsterdam
Designed by Irma Boom Office Amsterdam 

Published by Ideas on Paper Amsterdam 2009; Printed by 1455 Fine Art Printers Hasselt

Oversized Clothbound Hardcover 30,5 x 41 cm / 12 x 16 inch (3,5 kilo/7lb 4oz)

202 pages, 8 gate-folds + 5 double gate-folds,  

together with two small booklets, 'Höffding Step' and 'Dark Star' 

12x16 cm / 4,7x6,3 inch each in a printed box.

 

ISBN/EAN 978-94-90506-01-8