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for Indian Photo Festival 2020
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Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen,
Tobias Selnæs Markussen / Phenomena
" What is the UFO phenomenon? A commercially profitable fiction? A collective fantasy? A religious myth? Or a physically observable reality? Through an in-depth investigation of the modern myth of extraterrestrial life and UFOs, this book examines humanity’s eternal quest for truth and meaning.
Several trips to the southwestern United States have allowed us to document a different set of beliefs, where neither God nor humanity is at the center of the universe.
We took an anthropological approach to avoid judgment in interviews with our informants. We believe that this neutral attitude maximizes ourchances of uncovering facts that may lead to a new understanding of these phenomena.
For the first time, we confront all these empirical testimonies here and encourage the reader to take a critical but open-minded view of our findings. Given the complexity of the subject and the constant discovery of new information, the pieces of the puzzle can be put together in an infinite number of ways. "
- Peter, Sara & Tobias
About the Authors
The Copenhagen-based collective behind Phenomena consists of Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen, and Tobias Selnaes Markussen. All of them are trained photojournalists from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. In 2012 they founded the creative community Kompleks; individually, they work on projects and assignments for a wide range of major media.
For the Phenomena project, the group acted as a collective using a conceptual, subjective and playful approach to documentary.
Fundamental to their work is the conviction that the romanticised ego of the photographer needs to be challenged and dissolved. During the past few years, they have been widely published and exhibited in Denmark, Europe, and Asia. Individually, they have received a number of prizes from Picture of the Year in Denmark and POYi.
About the Publisher
in 2013 M. André Frère created André Frère Éditions, a publishing house specifically focused on the field of photography which publishes between 8 and 10 titles per year, 75 titles in the catalogue to date.
For more information and to purchase the book online, please visit https://www.andrefrereditions.com/en/
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