Christophe Rihet‘s series ‘Road to death‘ – photographing places where famous people (Grace Kelly, Helmut Newton, Jackson Pollock, James Dean and etc) had died in accidents as an opposition between the calm of the space and its violent history.
Though the young photographer Reylia Slaby would be technically classified as Caucasian, she was born and raised in Japan. “While I had a lot to be thankful for growing up in Japan, being Caucasian made me a glorified visitor. My home was not fully my home because of how I looked.”
“The desert’s seductive threat is always there. It menaces from the edges. Look at the signature image of this book, a dusty room glimpsed out of focus through a glass door bearing the words ‘PRIVATE’ in reverse. A view of sultry enigma, a chamber beyond which the brightness of the sun is coming to devour everything and take the mystery with it.”
‘Stardust’ by David Campany (an essay written for Mona Kuhn’s book PRIVATE, to be published by Steidl in Spring 2014)