Unseen Amsterdam 16 - 18 September 2022
Looking ahead to September, we proudly announce our programme for the 10th Anniversary edition of Unseen.
Plus, we announce the new Unseen Gost Books Publishing Award launching this year. With publisher Stuart Smith we look at the ins and outs of designing and publishing photography books, of which you will also find a selection of recent publications of participants of the Unseen Book Market in this newsletter. And we highlight another one of the many incredible photography museum exhibitions which will be on show in Amsterdam during the fair. See you at Unseen!
Announcing the UNSEEN 2022 programme
We are pleased to announce the full program to our 10th Anniversary edition of Unseen Photo Fair, including 70 exhibitors of our main section; 67 publishers of our book market; 11 special projects at Unbound, our section dedicated to exploring the outer limits of the photographic universe; and an overview of the many photography exhibitions in Amsterdam’s renowned museums.
Stuart Smith on publishing and launching the Unseen Gost Books Publishing Award
What makes a good photo book? How much time goes into making one? We spoke to Stuart Smith, director of GOST, about why he started his own business ten years ago, how he chooses a project, what he pays attention to when editing a book, and about the first edition of the Unseen GOST Books Publishing Award on the upcoming edition from Unseen. But the conversation was mainly about the necessary trust between a photographer and his publisher.
We Don’t Say Goodbye Lorenzo Meloni
Please be aware that this book contains graphic imagery
‘We Don’t Say Goodbye is the result of 10-years of work by photographer Lorenzo Meloni in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The selection of images in the book were taken between 2013 and 2019 and depict the rise, reign, fall and immediate aftermath of the Islamic State as a territorial entity.
The Bridge Michael Yuan
With The Bridge Michael Yuan (CA) paints an intimate portrait of the Golden Gate Bridge, a challenge towards the well-known perspectives of the monument, often observed in its mind-blowing entirety and completeness. The bridge in all its characteristic faces that have never been presented before. A study of its form, lines, shapes and distinctive colour: the imposing towers, stylised street lamps, gigantic cables, bolts, plates – each with their own distinctive geometry and shape, colour, sound and light.
More photography in Amsterdam during Unseen Want to experience even more beautiful photography after a visit to Unseen? Then make sure to visit one of the exhibitions in various museums and institutions in Amsterdam. Every month we'll share a highlighted photography exhibition.
'Blessings from Mousganistan’
An exhibition at Foam, photography museum, by self-taught photographer Mous Lamrabat (Morocco, 1983). Beauty and a sense of hope are central to Lamrabat’s work. His work is exhilarating and at times a confronting fusion of his diasporic life, using beauty and humour to create powerful new narratives related to sensitive issues like racism, religion and women’s rights. In Blessings from Mousganistan, the artist shares a message of love through a colourful and eclectic visual experience. Mous Lamrabat will have a solo presentation at Unseen with Loft Gallery from Casablanca.