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David Alan Harvey - (based on a true story)




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Hardcover, cloth bound in cloth slipcase, in cardboard shipping box, printrun 600 copies. 66 full bleed photographs, 1 poster 360mm x 470mm, 1 roadmap for original re-assembling; 1 postcard with clues. Layout and design by Bryan Harvey, concept and production by Eva-Maria Kunz, coordinaton by Diego Orlando, production by Andrea Barbato, Michael Courvoisier, Candy Pilar Godoy.

Right off the bat, we’re uncertain. A folio, held together with string and beads? Twenty-first Century digital imagery, presented in a Fifteenth Century publishing format; this is going to be good.

We understand the familiar spine-creak and fragrant, glossy pages of other photo books that line our shelves. Images set off against white matting, each afforded a respectful moment, each making its unique statement.

This is the opposite of what (based on a true story) aspires to.

The prevailing ethos of photojournalism – as we have known it for the past 50 years – has been that the photographer should somehow be invisible, recording life with an objective, almost clinical dispassion. David Alan Harvey doesn’t do dispassion. He wants to get closer, forge a bond so tight that subject learns as much from photographer as photographer learns from subject.

(based on a true story) is a collection of spectacular, mysterious moments. The story moves with fluidity and ease, all day and all night, through a city that is never named on a continent never specified. Is it journalism? Is it “staged”? As the poet said: partly truth partly fiction, a walking contradiction. (John Mathias Mitchem)

Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume III" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. III picks here

Pages: 132
Place: n.n
Year: 2012
Publisher: BurnBooks
Size: 20 x 26 cm (approx.)

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