In “Dispatch to Origin” I photographed Brazilians who lived in Amsterdam and had been undocumented for a certain time, due to various reasons.
Because all of them suffered from extreme homesickness, I decided to take the negatives to Brazil with me and, as a symbolic gesture, perform an Afro-Brazilian-inspired ritual with them. The results of the ritual are the 40 images that will be in the book, from which 15 are portraits and 25 are abstract images (details from the negatives) spread over more than 70 pages.
About the book
This is the first print with an edition of only 150 copies, which will officially be launched at Unseen in September 2021 and it will include an essay by Sebastian Rypson with translations in Dutch and Portuguese.
The book will be printed by a prominent printer in Amsterdam, on IBO-One paper, 60 grams, with a softcover (300 grams Munken Kristall) and an open spine. It will measure 17 x 22 cm.
To make this publication possible I started a crowdfunding campaign at Voordekunst. Your donation will help me realize this project 🙂
This project is also supported by The Mondriaan Fund