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There is Nothing New Under the Sun
Kata Geibl

There is Nothing New Under the Sun Kata Geibl

There is Nothing New Under the Sun Kata GeiblThere is Nothing New Under the Sun
Kata Geibl


Softcover, with poster
Edition of 750.
220 x 270 mm
ISBN 9786185479138



There is Nothing New Under the Sun is Geibl’s first monograph. Carefully planned images are mixed with stream-of-consciousness texts. A poetic approach emerges through allegories, personal short stories, and image pairs. The project deals with the rampant individualism that underpins our contemporary social, political, and economic system, and in particular, the environmental impact that it has. Geibl’s aim with the series is not to lecture, or to lay down a strict story, nor to interpret economic issues. She takes the viewer on a journey. There are no clear answers but instead ambiguous questions. Which we have to ask sooner or later as we are not only heirs of the system but also suffer under it.

About the Artist
Kata Geibl (b. 1989, Budapest) is a photographer living and working between Budapest and The Hague. Her work is mainly focused on global issues, capitalism, the Anthropocene, and the ambiguities of the photographic medium. Coming from a background in Liberal Arts has informed the way she creates her projects. Drawing concepts from Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Geibl steps in with metaphorical images to fill in the gaps where words fall short.

Geibl’s long-standing interest in photography’s ambiguity — how we are trained to treat photographs as evidence while also approaching them with intense suspicion – is palpable throughout her practice. Harnessing this tension, she presents us with the implications of a very real phenomenon without adhering to straight documentary methods that habitually signal truth. Instead, she mixes genres to produce her visual universe — a commentary on our relationship to photography as much as the implications of capitalism.

Her first long-term project entitled Sisyphus premiered at Unseen Amsterdam which was followed by her first solo show in Budapest. She received Paris Photo Carte Blanche Award for the series and in the same year, she was nominated for Palm*  Photo Prize. In 2019, she received the József Pécsi Photography Scholarship and was a talent for Futures Platform nominated by Capa Center Budapest. In 2020 she is a Grand Prix Finalist at Fotofestiwal Lodz, won the PHmuseum Vogue Italia Prize and is shortlisted for Palm*  Photo Prize.

About the Publisher
Void is an independent publishing house dedicated to photography books and education. The project is driven by its founders Myrto Steirou and João Linneu. Void works with both established and up-and-coming artists, proudly fostering photographers’ debut books.

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