Photographer/s: Céline Clanet
Contributor/s: Awen Jones
Date of publication: 2010
Place of publication: United States
Dimensions: 8.5 x10 inches
Edition size: 1500
Type of binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 80
Number of pictures: 52
ISBN: 978 1 934334 09 6
Summary: Publisher’s Description
The subject and outline of the pictures in the book concentrate on the Sámi people. They spread out over an immense area, from the extreme north-west of Scandinavia as far as the Kola peninsula, in Russia. These people survived for thousands of years in extreme climatic conditions. Their existence is often precarious, as they have lived through periods of colonization, and the gradual erosion of their culture. The “Máze” series of photographs touch upon the environmental, political and economic aspects of the Sámi, but the pictures are also concerned with vital contemporary issues such as IT globalization, the preservation of individual identity, as well as broader issues.
The pictures of Céline Clanet seem to share a documentary vision and a conceptual approach. This juxtaposition translates into one of her main concerns: the importance of time present. For her, life consists of a succession of moments set firmly in the present, not events which occur or have occurred after a lapse of time, highlighted by some seminal event…she shows that action and contemplation, daydream and objective observation are all one, and go together as an integral part of life. They can also, thankfully, generate sensations of wonderful serenity despite a sometimes hostile background.
- Awen Jones
Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 1977, France
Book link: http://www.photolucida.org/books.php
Donated by: Photolucida
As part of photolucida’s Critical Mass 2008, Céline Clanet, Priya Kambli, and Andy Freeberg were awarded monographs by a group of 200 jurors comprised of some of the most important photography curators in the world. To find our more about photolucida, Critical Mass, and the Portland Portfolio Reviews, visit www.photolucida.org.