First Edition of 1000
175 x 245 mm
УYY is an acronym for Україна Yelena Yemchuk, meaning the Slavic word for «Ukraine» followed by the name of the Kyiv-born author of the present book. Given the misleading resemblance between У and Y, the title may at first appear to be «why-why-why».
The publishing project brings together the author’s photographs, paintings and personal archive to bring out the essential elements of her wide-ranging and heterogeneous research. The story’s time is disjointed in fragmented visions, fleeting appearances, and shadow games.
About the Artist
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Yelena Yemchuk immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was eleven. She went on to study at both Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, and ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Another Magazine, ID, Dazed & Confused, and Italian, British, and Japanese Vogue, among others.
About the Publisher
Départ Pour l’Image is an independent publishing house and art book design studio based in Milan, founded in 2018 by photographer Francesca Todde and artist Luca Reffo.