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Ben Cope – Child of Night and Sleep

Älskling is a particularly unqiue self-portrait: Jenny Rova shows herself the way her ex-boyfriends pictured her. The 55 photographs in the book were taken by nine former partners of hers over the past 25 years. The images are in chronological order and can be seen as biographical work, recounting parts of the artist’s life since the age of 19. The series also serves as an examination of how lovers look at each other and how their attraction and closeness is captured within a photograph.

hardcover | 56 pages
40 black and white photographs 
housed in a cardboard slipcase
first edition 2012 | 150 copies

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