THREE is Radius Books’ third in an ongoing series of limited edition photography projects. Like ONE and TWO, the book combines signed photos with pieces of text, all of which respond to a unifying theme. We think of these as a sketchbook or collection of thoughts on a chosen topic: an opportunity to pair a single image with a short text, to inspire something new.
The theme of this edition is Voice. A voice is a necessary component of all dialogue, all articulations of the self, of ideas, of dissent. A voice takes multiple forms: whispers, yells, cries, call and response, harmony, dissonance. This project posits that photographs also have a voice that translates into visibility, and which amplifies the multifarious constructions of self and other, fantasy and reality, embedded in an image. We asked each photographer to provide one image based on this theme, and then paired each image with a writer, who in turn responded to the image, keeping the broader theme of Voice in mind.
Photographer | Writer Zanele Muholi | Ashley Coleman Taylor Dannielle Bowman | Evie Shockley Deborah Roberts | Carolyn Jean Martin Kyle Meyer | Jarrett Earnest Sanlé Sory | Teju Cole Wendy Red Star | Eileen Myles Lauren Noelle Oliver | Julia de Burgos Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa | Makeda Best
Afterword by Lorna Simpson
12.5 x 10.5 inches
Published by Radius Books (January 1, 2020)
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