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Harold Strak

Arthropoda, Harold Strak

Arthropoda, Harold StrakArthropoda
Harold Strak
Van Zoetendaal Publishers

Text by Flip Bool.


Edition of 750
52 pages
340 x 240 mm
ISBN 9789072532114


The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) appeared in six instalments between 1844 and 1846, a publication that is generally regarded as the first book to be illustrated with original photographic prints and intended for a broad readership. The title and the photographic process developed by Talbot have the requisite relevance to the work of Harold Strak, who was born 159 years later. This might seem far-fetched, but in Harold Strak’s work the present and the past are closely linked. There are few other contemporary photographers who are as acutely aware of the chemical, mechanical and artistic development of photography since its official introduction as Harold Strak.

About the Artist
Harold Strak (b. 1959, Mozambique) is a photographer based in Amsterdam.

About the Publisher
Willem van Zoetendaal is a graphic designer who has been producing photography books since the early nineties. In 1994 he started publishing his own books, first under the name of Basalt (in collaboration with Frido Troost) and then under the name of Van Zoetendaal Publishers. He is an active gallery owner and curator alongside publishing.

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