Jan Mayen – Cristina de Middel


Year: 2015
Edition: First
Pages: 118
Dimensions: 15 x 20 cm
Format: Softcover
Binding: Hand-bound, black leather cover with a buckle clasp, in a protective card box

In 1911, an Arctic expedition set sail to rediscover the island of Jan Mayen, which lay off the eastern coast of Greenland. Not all went according to plan, however, and the result was a series of staged images produced on the shores of Iceland.

Using the original archive and based on a script by the original expedition’s cinematographer, Cristina de Middel staged her own series of photos on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The two sets of images were then blended and hand-tinted in a re-telling of this hapless expedition’s story.

Printed on deadstock recycled inkjet paper and bound by hand, with an embossed black leather cover and buckle clasp. Inside the book, a concertina fold contains a further eleven concertina folds.

Limited edition of 100 copies.

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