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.