Publisher: Self published
Size: 24 x 32 cm (approx.)
Softcover, edition of 250, numbered and signed, design by Sybren Kuiper (-SYB-)
„Neither is an exploration, through image and text, into the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad – a tiny and isolated Russian region on the Baltic Sea. The women I met and be-friended generously opened up their homes and their minds to me, guiding me through the stories of their region, helping me better understand the links between place, identity and history. This self-published photobook, designed by Dutch designer -SYB- interweaves my images with the words – both historical and contemporary – of these women. Neither seeks not to answer questions, but rather to give voice to the experiences of the women of Kaliningrad. „ (from the publisher)
"Told from the female perspective, Neither is unique in that it isn’t about the past or the future, nor about the present, but it is a closely woven tale somewhere between fact and fiction, documentation and dream.
The carefully selected photos show women of Kaliningrad and their homes, workplaces, and the streets of a city that seems forgotten and somewhat lost. The words accompanying these beautifully lit images are handwritten memories, hopes and tall tales that the women themselves have chosen to share." (Jensine-Bethna Wall in Irish News Reviews)