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Children – Special Edition
£20.00 – £30.00
Renowned photographer Markéta Luskačová’s much-celebrated explorations of childhood have, for the very-first time, been collated into one volume. Children accompanies an eponymous exhibition at Stills gallery, Edinburgh – the first in Scotland to exhibit the Magnum-nominee’s images.
Special Edition of Children by Markéta Luskačová; included in this edition:
– Signed first edition copy of Children
– One of four prints
– Each Print is signed by Markéta Luskačová
Beginning during the 1960s, Luskačová dedicated large periods of her career to chronicling the experiences of children. Photographing in her native Czech Republic, alongside locations across Slovakia and the UK, the photographer turned the documenting of play, friendship and worship into her life’s work.
In over 30 images, carefully selected from an expansive archive spanning the years 1967 – 2004, Children presents adolescence as a universal experience which remains largely unaffected by time and place. Across 104 pages, the volume offers a unique collection of previously unpublished images from Luskačová’s half-century long study of youth, celebrating both her dedication to her subject, and her considerable contribution to the history of humanist documentary photography.
Born in 1944, Luskačová was just 20-years-old when she first began taking photographs of children – images that would go on to form part of her most celebrated body of work, Pilgrims. In 1975 she relocated to London, where she became a Nominee Photographer with Magnum Photographic Agency. Since this time, her work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, London; Stills Gallery, Sydney and Leica Gallery, Prague.
– Saddle stitched softcover
– 240x165mm (Portrait Orientation)
– Tritone Printing
– 104 Pages with 37 images
– Poem by Rabindranath Tagore
– 5 colour offset printing proof
– Shipped in a tube