GUP 58 – Delicate | The cover is photographed by Ryan James Caruthers
GUP 58 – A photograph is always a delicate object. Paper can tear, ink can fade, and even a digital image isn’t safe: hard drives can crash.
Instead of fearing this inherent delicacy, some photographers featured in this issue embrace it and at times even use it to their advantage. As Tiane Doan na Champassak explains in his interview, he not only accepted damage done to his prints, but it actually inspired him to celebrate imperfections. Thomas Demand plays with the fragility and temporality of paper in a different way: by making constructions only to tear them down after taking his picture. Several other photographers, like Saul Leiter and cover star Ryan James Caruthers, display a different kind of delicacy: the intimate relationship between photographer and model.
GUP 58 also presents the work of Laura Stevens, Christopher Anderson, Bruno V. Roels, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Habiba Nowrose, Max Pinckers, Jack Davison, Eva O’Leary, Senta Simond, James Greenhalgh, Laura Pannack, Thomas Vandenberghe and Verena Blok.
As always, the issue includes a Guide, presenting you the most notable new publications and current and upcoming exhibitions worldwide.