Illustrated People – Thomas Mailaender


Year: 2015
Edition: First
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 22 x 32 cm
Format: Softcover

Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict’s collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Mailaender then photographed each of his models before exposure to daylight caused the images to disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots interspersed with a series of archival images from the AMC collection.

Published in association with RVB Books.

  • Winner of the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook of the Year Award
  • Winner of the 2015 PHotoEspana Best Photography Book of the Year International Category

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