I Know Not These My Hands
SEEK Volume 04

Cooper & Gorfer
2017, Kehrer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg
24 x 315 mm
English, Spanish
400 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-86828-778-3

48 €


Seamlessly navigating between image and anecdotes, I Know Not These My Hands, speaks of the human aspect of love, loss and identity.

This book is about the ubiquitous traces a troubled history leaves on the human mind. Based on a comprehensive research travel to northwestern Argentina, Cooper and Gorfer investigate questions of identity and displacement through interviews and photographic meetings with people from different levels within the Argentinian society and adjacent lands. Reflections on colonial wounds, forced migration, and more recent political turmoil surface throughout the book’s notes and dialogs, manifesting in the narrative and poetic imagery so indicative of Cooper and Gorfer’s work. Seamlessly navigating between image and anecdotes, I Know Not These My Hands, speaks of the human aspect of love, loss and identity.


Winner German Photo Book Award 2018 (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis)
category: artistic/conceptual publication

Awards


Realized with funds from the Swedish Authors' Fund (Författarfonden)
Shot with Hasselblad H5D
Printed in Sweden with Göteborgstryckeriet

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