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Lotus by Max Pinckers & Quinten de Bruyn

Title: Lotus
Artist: Max Pinckers & Quinten de Bruyn

Additional contributor: Hans Theys (text)
Designer: Manuel Zenner
Editor: Max Pinckers & Quinten de Bruyn
Imprint: Lyre Press
Printer: Die Keure, Bruges,Belgium
Publication date and place: June 2016, Brussels Belgium
Edition: 3000
Format, binding: Hardcover bound
Size: 19.5  x 27 cm
Number of pages and images: 152/262
Type of printing and paper: four color offset / Munken
Retail price: €46

Book Description: In the series Lotus, Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself critically, and confront its paradoxes. The documentary photographer that captures reality as ‘a fly on the wall’ can’t deny his or her directive and manipulative role any longer. The anonymity, the seeming absence, is merely a pose. The tableaux that the photographer captures are not lies, but enfold themselves within the studio that he or she creates from reality.
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