• PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE
  • PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE
  • PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE

LEIGH LEDARE »PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE« – selected by JEFFREY LADD

»There is a long list of photographers who look at the dynamics of family — nuclear, extended or formed out of mutual dependency — Larry Sultan’s “Pictures from Home”, Richard Billingham’s “Ray’s a Laugh”, Jim Goldberg’s “Raised by Wolves”, to name but a few. Add to those masterworks Leigh Ledare’s brilliant first book “Pretend You’re Actually Alive”, a revealing family album / collaboration between mother and son that airs enough laundry to keep a Freudian busy for months. Shock, however, is not its sole tenor. This is a book that explores identity and relationship, while forcing us to reflect on ourselves and our own personal boundaries.«

LEIGH LEDARE
»PRETEND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ALIVE«
PUBLISHER: PPP EDITIONS, NEW YORK 2008
DESIGN: LEIGH LEDARE, AND REW ROTH AND TRIBORO
format: SOFTCOVER, ILLUSTRATED SLIPCASE, 27.7 × 20.6 CM, 244 PAGES, 74 COLOR AND 15 B/W REPRODUCTIONS, 26 REPRODUCTIONS OF WRITINGS
ISBN: 0–9715480–5–6

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