Publisher: Paper Tigers Books
Size: 13 x 17 cm (approx.)
Hand made, letterpress printed wraparound cover, concertina and loose sheets, edition of 300 numbered copies. Edited by Alessandra Kila and Laura Braun, design by Laura Braun.
Calabria Upon Return by Kila is a collection of poetic impressions in photographs and words gathered over a number of years on visits to the artists home-region of Calabria in southern Italy.
The unbound book is held together, physically and metaphorically, by a poem that weaves through Alessandra’s melancholy portraits of friends and strangers and photographs of dry, sun drenched landscapes.
Alessandra’s beautiful photographs and frank text are a moving personal reflection on the physical and psychological state of abandonment Calabria finds itself in; - economically and culturally sidelined and subsequently left behind by the many who, like Alessandra Kila herself, have chosen to emigrate.