Praha 7 Bubeneč 170 00
Barbora BARONOVÁ, Dita PEPE
The stylized artistic literary and photographic documentary project Intimacy opens up important personal and social issues in women’s lives, such as disability, prostitution, depression, cancer, and dying. Individuals are often unable to respond to these topics in direct confrontation other than with stereotypes and prejudices. Intimacy seeks to describe some habitual patterns of behaviour and demonstrate their real content through the stories of six specific women. The book-object contains one book of text and six photographic notebooks with flaps and coated embossed motifs. The book got the highest Czech award Magnesia Litera for the publishing achievement and received the 2nd place within Fine-press and Artist´s Books Category in The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2015. The book was also shortlisted for the Les Prix du Livre – Prix Photo-Texte at Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles 2016 in France and at the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2018 in the Czech Republic.
2015 - 588 pages - 17 X 24 cm - ISBN : 978-80-905239-3-7
Price : 698 CZK
Published in Czech only
Barbora BARONOVÁ ; Dita PEPE
The publication Voices of Women : Australia brings twenty-two narratives of prominent Australian women artists, writers, filmmakers, activists, photographers, scientists, politicians, and journalists, exploring themes inherent in women regardless of their different cultures, such as their status, career options, and the expectations placed on them. The book is based on interviews recorded during Barbora’s research stay at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in 2017. Among the people telling their stories is prominent feminist Anne Summers, who describes her own abortion as one of the moments that initiated her activism. Anthropology professor Diane Bell tells the story of a struggle for respect for women in science. Alison Whittaker’s story is the tale of a young Australian lesbian poet’s journey from rural communities to Harvard Law. Publisher Susan Hawthorne thematises her transition from an employee at the global publishing house Penguin to a publisher of non-mainstream titles. The story of Olga Horak and Halina Robinson reflects the topic of the Holocaust – while Olga survived five concentration camps, Halina was thrown over the wall of the Warsaw Ghetto and was on the run from the Nazis for eighteen months. Barbora Baronova and Dita Pepe’s documentary book on Australia is part of a free-form literary and photographic series, Voices of Women, in which the authors explore the lives of contemporary women from diverse parts of the world.
2021 - 522 pages - 17 X 24 cm - price : 1 390 CZK
Published in English and Czech
Dita PEPE et al.
Borders of Love is a photographic and literary book from internationally renowned Czech photographer Dita Pepe that in thirteen chapters investigates the borders of love, trauma as motivation to create art, and photography as therapy. In this publication, which is also the creative part of her doctoral thesis at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Dita combines an artistic approach with scientific research. She worked on the publication with many interesting artists and researchers as well as people who analyzed the topic from purely personal perspectives and experiences. Besides photos, the book contains dozens of texts in many forms – interviews, reports, personal diaries, letters, short stories, essays, passages from lectures, and specialized texts through which Dita together with invited guests look at various forms of love. These are interlaced with her photos – self-portraits, archival family photos, stylized portraits, photo collages, documentary photos, still lifes… The photographic part of the book typically involves an almost obsessive examination and repetition of motifs with the same form and content to strengthen the feeling of order and clarity the author would like in her life. The book is being published in a small printing of 700 in a Czech–English version as a cooperation between wo-men publishing and Tomas Bata University in Zlín.
2021 - 804 pages - 17 X 24 cm - ISBN : 978-80-907641-5-6
Price : 1 590 CZK
Published in English and Czech
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