The award-winning ORPHAN editions, sourced from the Found Photo Foundation collections, are exquisitely produced, bespoke limited edition photobooks and wearables. Each work explores a particular approach to publishing the printed material in the Found Photo Foundation collection. Produced in small editions, numbered and signed, Orphan publications are printed on uncoated art papers, handmade and individually bound/ slipcased. They are represented in public and private libraries and collections worldwide.
Orphan #1 BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY
BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY is a 4-part photo-essay with photographs from the Found Photo Foundation. Parts 1 and 2 (Bus Ride) comprise a sequence of 32 photographs in the form of twin books, split in images of double and single-decker buses. Part 3 (A Story) uses text and image with reference to the genre of photo-romance. Part 4 (Transport Enthusiasts) elucidates the raison d’être of the overall work, as well as the context in which the photographs were taken, through correspondence with one of the original photographers.108 pages
4 separate books (B&W, duotone and colour). More on the photobook here
Orphan #2 LISBON VERNACULAR
Lisbon Vernacular sources from three domestic porn photo albums, found in the offices of Lisbon’s leading telecommunications company and currently part of Found Photo Foundation collections. More info about the photobook work here
Orphan #3 FLORAMCCALLICA
Flora McCallica, photobook with collage of orphan photos sourced from Found Photo Foundation. A set dated 1958 found in Lisbon flea market and a 1920s herbarium (Herbarium Britannicum) discarded by London Kew Gardens. 32 pages 38 x 26 cm, laser printed black & white corona offset 120 gsm.
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Found Photo Foundation newspaper #1 published for the exhibition Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Curated by Eva Schmidt, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 2 December 2012- 3 March 2013. Includes critical essay by Tanja Verlak, An attempt at exhausting an archive /Found Photo Foundation. Newsprint, colour, digital print, 29cm ×38 cm, 36 pages.
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