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Photopaper 14 / 15
John Gossage

Photopaper 14 _ 15 _br_John Gossage

Photopaper 14 _ 15 _br_John GossagePhotopaper
Issue 14 / 15
Exactly The Way It Was, Seattle, Washington, 1979
John Gossage
Kasseler Fotografie Festival


16 Pages
210 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Pictures taken 38 years ago, views, places, minor events, museum docents, and what can only be called flower arrangements. Pictures which at this late date I don’t really remember taking. I remember being in Seattle at the invitation of the Seattle arts commission. I remember the apartment they got for me for the few weeks I was there. I remember the attractive local woman photographer at a bar telling me that there were three important things I had to know about her work, but then she could only remember two of them. But at the same time nothing is unfamiliar in these photographs. This is how I see, this is what I find valuable in the ordinary shuffle of the world. These are my pictures.This must have been exactly the way it was.

About the Artist
John Gossage was born in New York in 1946 and lives and works in Washington D.C. He studied with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch in 1960-1961. His work is now represented in major public and private collections worldwide. Most of all, he is regarded as one of the finest American photobook-makers in view of his artist’s books and photographic publications. His first monograph, The Pond (1985), remains one of the most important photobooks. In 2002, John Gossage started his own publishing company, loosestrife editions, to create “books that challenge, provoke and inspire”.

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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