Máze

Title: Máze

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

Publisher: Photolucida

Language: English

ISBN: 978 1 934334 09 6

Price: $40.00

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

Website: http://www.celinette.com/

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.

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