Petite Histoire

authors: Oana Tanase, Magda Radu, Matei Caltia, Eugen Alexandru Gustea, Nicu Ilfoveanu
book design: Eugen Alexandru Gustea, Nicu Ilfoveanu
editor: Galeria Posibila
public release: January 2010
place of publication: Bucharest, Romania
printed at: Coresi SA, Bucharest
print run: 1000
format: softcover
size: 17 x 21 cm
number of pages: 128
type of paper: Novatech matt 150gmp
number of pictures: 85 duotones
printed at: Coresi SA, Bucharest
language: romanian & english
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This book is focused on amateur photography in Romania, but it does not intend to be a comprehensive history or a nostalgic album of old photographs.
Petite Histoire presents itself as an essay, a contemporary outlook on anonymous productions, a book that aims to enhance our understanding
about experiment and failure in photography.
The texts in the book complement this approach, making clearer the relation between contemporary perspectives and the experimentalism inherent
in amateur photo-graphy. The project is tributary to the paths opened by Tacita Dean, Michel Frizot, Robert Flynn Johnson and many others,
but its distinctive trait is given by the local specificity of the photographic production.
The first in a larger series, this book contributes to the way in which photography in Romania is being understood, while it also purports to be
a useful encounter with new discourses on photography forged by contemporary artists.