Y at Unseen Amsterdam September 18 - September 21

Unseen, the inspiring crossover between fair and festival in Amsterdam, will be opening its doors next week. And Y is going to be at the Unseen Book Market again. Aiming at bringing together photographers, filmmakers, journalists, editors, publishers, producers, funders, collectors, educators and festivals, we look forward to meeting you at bookstand #7.

Come check out our new titles on display, co-published with André Frère Éditions, HIPUganda, Hannibal Publishing, Aperture and Paradox. Have your books signed during the daily signing sessions at our stand and meet the authors: Koos Breukel, Kadir van Lohuizen, Andrea Stultiens, Hans van der Meer, Émeric Lhuisset and Reinier Gerritsen.

Join us for the opening and launch of Maydan-Hundred Portraits at Tolhuistuin Amsterdam on Friday or the presentation of The Last Book by Aperture and our app The Last Book Revisited at our stand on Thursday (check us out on Facebook for details).

Or get familiar with the phenomenon of the YdocBookApps: a new way of digitally sharing the culture of the printed photobook. 


Maydan - Hundred Portraits

“As Yanukovych’s government had just fallen, as the president was on the run and the police had disappeared from the streets of Kiev, for a very short time power belonged entirely to the people. It's that time of latency, when everything seems possible, that I tried to capture in the eyes of the people as I asked them two questions:
-What would you like to see happening now?
-What do you think will happen? ”

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Oil & Paradise

Between 2008 and 2013, photographer Ad Nuis travelled to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan no fewer than ten times. Each of these visits would last about 25 days. With Oil & Paradise Nuis portrays the absurd contradictions between the lives of the nouveaux riches in Baku and the ordinary citizens of Azerbaijan. In 2012 Azerbaijan, a country under strict dictatorship, hosted the Eurovision Songfestival. It turned out to be an unabashed display of new wealth in the country that also competed to host the football World Cup and the Olympics. 


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