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Book of the Week: A Pick by Harvey Benge

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Harvey Benge Photographer Harvey Benge selects 8 Women by Collier Schorr as photo-eye Book of the Week.

8 Women. By Collier Schorr.
MACK, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from photographer Harvey Benge who has selected Collier Schorr's 8 Women published by MACK.

"In her new bookwork 8 Women, Collier Schorr has abandoned the German countryside and has moved inside the studio. What’s not been lost is the fundamental landscape of desire that continues to permeate her work, where the reader inevitably questions the nature of the relationship between Schorr and her subjects. These profoundly enigmatic photographs deal with identity, power and issues of gender and sit on the edge of knowing and not knowing. Unsettlingly, the work picks at the scabs of our own past relationships. This is a loaded and layered series that leaves the reader never quite knowing what is going on and what they are looking at. Richard Prince says that this is Schorr’s best bookwork, I think he may well be right." —Harvey Benge

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8 Women. By Collier SchorrMACK, 2014.
8 Women. By Collier SchorrMACK, 2014.

Known for his strange often bewildering images, Harvey Benge’s focus is on picture series realized through the photobook. With over forty titles to date, his work has been published in Britain, France, Germany and Japan. Two new books will be released this year, You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow (Dewi Lewis, UK) and How Humans Made God (Super Labo, Japan).