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Roger Palmer

Overseas, Rodger Palmer

OverseasOverseas, Rodger Palmer
Roger Palmer
Fotohof Edition

Text by Ivan Vladislavić


176 pages
240 x 290 mm
ISBN 3901756469


Internationally-known artist-sculptor Roger Palmer spent 30 years amassing this extensive archive of photos used in an on going work about the meaning of colonialism. Palmer traveled to a host of one-time colonies – from Australia through Tanzania – and incorporates the images into his minimalist works that exude a feeling of place and cultural / historical memory. With short stories by noted South African author Ivan Vladislavic.

About the Artist
Roger Palmer was born in Portsmouth, studied Fine Art at Portsmouth and Chelsea Schools of Art and has worked as an artist and teacher since the 1970s. His work has been the subject of numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including most recently ‘Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain, 1966-1979’ (2013) a touring exhibition organised by the Arts Council. In 1987, he was awarded the Bill Brandt Prize for ‘Precious Metals’, the first of several projects made in South Africa. His books include Precious Metals (1986), International Waters (2000), Overseas (2004), Circulation (2012), Jetty (2014) and Phosphorescence (2014). Palmer is presently Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds where he was Chair of Fine Art from 2005-2012. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland

About the Publisher
FOTOHOF edition has been publishing books and catalogues by Austrian and international photographers since its foundation in 1981. Over 200 mainly monographic titles have been published so far, generating a publishing house with international distribution channels.

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