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Photopaper 02
Paul Trevor

Photopaper 02 Paul Trevor

Photopaper 02 <br>Paul Trevor Photopaper
Issue 02
In Your Face
Paul Trevor
Kasseler Fotografie Festival

Nominated by Martin Parr.


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Paul Trevor is one of the best, but least known, photographers working in the UK. This series, shot in the late 80s, is a new twist on the street photo, but totally unlike anything I have seen before or since. Taking a small slice of action at a passing moment, he accumulates these engaging snatches into a rolling theatre of street activity. It is a bit like walking the street ourselves and resembles our habit of picking up on small details that fleetingly engage us and then stringing them all together. He makes it all look so easy and so natural, and herein lies the value of this body of work.

About the Artist
Paul Trevor started photographing England in black-and-white in the early 1970s. He was co-founder of the Exit Photography Group, whose collaborations produced strong social documentaries made up of photographs and interviews depicting life in big British cities at that time. Even if his personal work remains little known outside the UK, he played a pioneering role in photography by co-founding several collaborative projects.

About the Journal
PHOTOPAPER is a new kind of monographic photo publication with a continuously changing editorial team of international experts. These guest editors name photographers or photographic projects which they would like to present to an international public. PHOTOPAPER features this work in single monographic issues of 16 or 32 pages. The main idea is to make high-quality printed photographic work accessible to as many people as possible by producing the final publication at a reasonable price. Therefore, the production process is reduced to a minimum while at the same time using high-end printing technology and a nice paper. Published on a quarterly basis.

About the Publisher
The Fotobookfestival Kassel is a charitable foundation that has been engaged with the artistic medium of the photobook and has presented it in all its facets, since 2008, in a festival program of international standing. The annual festival shows works by renowned artists and promotes established and emerging talents, publishers, designers, printers, curators and booksellers on an international platform. It was the first festival of its kind dedicated to the photographic book and has founded two novel book awards: The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD for the best photobook mock-up of the year has awarded emerging talents a complete photobook-production since 2010; the KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD assembles the best photobooks of the previous year nominated by international experts in the field. Books entered for both awards are showcased regularly in travelling exhibitions at international festivals and photography events. These two awards are unique in their formats and have been role models for other international festivals and events.

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