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Walid Raad (The Atlas Group): I Might Die Before I Get a Rifle: Hasselblad Award, 2011

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783869303369
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110364



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Walid Raad. Essays by Gunilla Knape and Hélène Chouteau-Matikian. 120 pp., with four-color plates throughout. 11 x 11-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2011 Hasselblad Award.


New in publisher's shrink wrap (slit open for inspection).


From the publisher: "Walid Raad (b1967) is one of the most original and singular contemporary artists using photography. He has been widely acclaimed for his project The Atlas Group in which Raad generated original ideas about the relationship between documentary photography, archive and history. In order to document and investigate Lebanon's contemporary history, Raad developed innovative methods of approaching the imagery of war and the way political and social conflict can be explored in art. Through Raad's work we are able to question the traditional iconography of war photography and speculate productively on visuality, memory and violence. Walid Raad has been selected as the 31st winner of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. It is recognized as one of the most important prizes for photography in the world today."