Waving Flags

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Waving Flags


24 × 18 cm | 7 × 9.5 in
147 ills | 128 pages

Author: Olivier Richon
Editor: Rut Blees Luxemburg

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Waving Flags is the third book in collaboration with the Royal College of Art (RAC) Photography Department, following on from Seeing for Others: Alexander García Düttmann, Olivier Richon, 2012, and Hardcover: Image Perspectives, 2011.

The book showcases 20 international artists whose individual photographic practices engage with the potential and pitfalls of translation as an artistic device. Though differing radically in their style and approach, these photographers each produce work that questions the role of translation in creative practice: can it be a constructive tool for the artist, or are there certain ideas that remain untranslatable?

Richly illustrated with a diverse range of photographic work specifically conceived for this publication, Waving Flags situates talent from one of the UK’s most innovative photography courses, alongside critical essays by leading academics. Edited by renowned photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and featuring text by distinguished artist and RCA professor Olivier Richon, Waving Flags offers a fascinating insight into one of contemporary art’s most elusive concepts.