• My Grandma Was A Turtle
  • My Grandma Was A Turtle
  • My Grandma Was A Turtle

CUNY JANSSEN »MY GRANDMA WAS A TURTLE« – selected by MARLOES KRIJNEN

»The layout, choice of paper and the edit as well as the accompanying texts make this my favorite book of the year 2010. As all the portraits of the children are on separate small piece of papers, the photograph glued to the pages only at the top, this book seems like a traditional family photo album. Underneath these portraits, so to speak hidden at first sight, is the name of the person(s) portrayed, the year and the place. This form surprised my when I saw it for the first time and it reflects the content in an very appropriate and intimate way. Janssen’s children’s portraits combined with photographs of the vast landscape of Oklahoma (the land of the Indian community) as full bleed photo pages, keep a nice balance in the edit. In my view, a good photobook makes use of all the possibilities printing and bookmaking offers and which could not be achieved by other forms of showcasing the work.«

CUNY JANSSEN
»MY GRANDMA WAS A TURTLE«
PUBLISHER: Snoeck, Köln 2010
DESIGN: -SYB-
format: cloth, 32.5 × 24.4 CM, 92 PAGES, 86 color REPRODUCTIONS (thereof 69 pasted in)
ISBN: 978-3-940953-30-8

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