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Photobook PARIS IMPASSE

16 June 2019

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  • The photobook PARIS IMPASSE by Karin Borghouts is shortlisted for the LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY AWARD 2019 in ARLES. With a lot of thanks to graphic designer Jean-Michel Meyers and to Stockmans for printing the prototype. Congratulations to the 17 other nominees. The book will be exhibited during Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles in July and August. Info.

    Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. And that is without counting the hundreds of cités, villas and squares. Within the Périphérique, Paris is the most densely populated city in Europe, with more than 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. This book depicts about 200 impasses or cul-de-sacs from the 1st to the 20th arrondissement for the first time. The photographs offer a glimpse of part of Paris that usually goes unnoticed. The photographs are taken from 2011 to 2018. Most of them during an artist-in-residence period in fall 2015, thanks to the Flemish Government.

    Paris Impasse (dummy, not published yet)
    26,5 x 19 x 2,8 cm softcover
    300 pages, 228 photographs
    Photography, concept and text: Karin Borghouts
    Book design: Jean-Michel Meyers
    English translation: Helen White
    Digital printing: Stockmans, Belgium