Elisabeth Tonnard

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Fotografie Magazine

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Fotografie Magazine, 6, November/December 2014, contains an interview about my work by Ton van Vroonhoven as well as a 6 page portfolio. The magazine is in Dutch. If you should come across it, note that the layout of the images on page 21, photos from my book Two of Us, is not correct. There shouldn’t be any black around the images.

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November 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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Wiederholungszwang

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My new limited edition bookwork Wiederholungszwang will be launched later this week at Offprint Paris. Wiederholungszwang, or repetition compulsion, is a term used for repetitive behavior in which a person repeats certain traumatic events. The book is made up out of a single image, a found lantern slide, that becomes a scene of repetition when it is fragmented, folded, repeated and mirrored.

The edition is limited to 28 numbered copies that are inkjet printed in b&w, and handbound in a stab binding with folds on the foredge.

Read more here. See some images here.

The book will be launched at Offprint Paris, November 14-16 (École des Beaux-Arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte, Paris). You’ll find me and my books at the table I’m sharing with Joachim Schmid.

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November 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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The Photographer’s Playbook

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The Photographer’s Playbook came out, published by Aperture. It is a very enjoyable and well executed collection of photography assignments, ideas, projects and anecdotes from a huge variety of artists, edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern. I contributed a conceptual piece cloaked as an assignment. It is titled ‘The Death of the Photographer’.

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July 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm

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The Gospel of the Photographer

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What would it be like if Jesus had been a photographer? What would he have done differently and which images would he have snapped? The Gospel of the Photographer imagines this possible world through a rewriting of the gospel of Mark. Words from the gospel were replaced by words connected to photography, resulting in a booby trapped text in which photography appears as an agent of miracles and healing—and announces itself ultimately as the new religion. The book includes twenty-five newly discovered photographs. For information see this page.

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September 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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A ghost book

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A message to collectors of my work. It has been brought to my attention that I seem to have published a non-existent book. Artist Joachim Schmid has apparently laid hands on a few copies and is offering them for sale here at a price that in any case would appear to be more reasonable than the copies offered on Amazon.com. Please be advised that I myself haven’t seen any copies of this book yet, though some people say: “good name. great book.”

UPDATE (July 6 2013) The mysterious book has already vanished again and the links above have become irrelevant. I have bought one on Ebay and will post soon. The Jean Keller copies seem to be the only ones available anymore.

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May 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

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The Man of the Crowd

The Man of the Crowd is a reflection on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and a street occurrence that I photographed in Paris. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a 21st century flâneur, followed by imagetexts based on linguistic analyses of Poe’s story. Each book is marked with a distinct word from Poe’s story, which limits the edition to the number of different words in the tale. Published November 2012.

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January 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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