Series by Enrique Metinides. Published by Kominek Books.
As 2011 draws to a close, BJP looks at the best photobooks that were published this year. Enrique Metinides' Series is one of them.
Author: BJP's editors
05 Dec 2011 Tags: Photobook
Some may remember Metinides' celebrated exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery in 2003, which introduced "the Mexican Weegee" to British audiences for the first time.
The accompanying book paid service to the press photographer, best known for his artfully lurid images of death and catastrophe, but this book, published by Kominek Books in Berlin, is altogether different.
With sparing, intelligent design from Sybren Kuiper, Series focuses on sequential images, capturing the drama as filmic narratives, while at the same time exposing the realities behind some of these iconic news pictures.
In his large exhibition at Arles this summer, Metinides revealed he had been inspired as much by fiction as reality; this book makes the blurred boundaries queasily clear.
For more information, visit www.kominekgallery.de.
As BJP is publishing, over the month of December, its list of the 10 best photobooks of the year, we're inviting our readers to share their views by submitting a photo of the best photobook they've acquired this year.
Send us your suggestions by 23 December at midnight, and on 24 December, two readers will be randomly selected to receive a signed copy of Daniel Meadows' Edited Photographs From the 70s and 80s or Joachim Schmid's Photoworks 1982-2007.
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