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JH Engström

Trying to Dance [signed]

Journal, 2004

Black linen hardcover with picture tipped-in, 310 x 240 mm, 144 pages. First edition, 2004. Included in The Photobook, vol. II by Parr & Badger. In very good condition. Copy signed by JH Engström.

"I'm always looking for presence. Whenever I try, my doubts get unmasked. Easier then to stick with absence. I'm not trying to prove anything. I don't have that many memories yet." - JH Engström, afterword.

JH Engström's Trying To Dance series comprises a photojournalistic 'diary' of his life: landscapes, still-lives, self-portraits, and snapshots of friends become loosely narrative documents, recording not only the artist's individual experiences, but a sensitive and provocative engagement with the world at large. Using photography's ability to capture the fleeting essence of a moment, Engström transfers specific time and place to the unfixed reference of memory" - Aperture

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