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LAND by Lorenzo Castore

BLOW UP PRESS

2019

Italy

LAND is a story about the place and people belonging to it. A personal reflection on the place where the traditions of different cultures mix with one another, the place that witnessed to events that erupted with the World War II, the place which industrial prosperity is already over, where the past gives way to the present.

For the first time, Lorenzo Castore came to Gliwice in the late 1990s, looking for a new way to express his emotions. Enchanted by the people he met on his way, he returned to this side in nearly 20 years. The book is a summary of his wanderings, it is a photographic diary of travel that exceeds the frame of time. In his story, Lorenzo focuses on people. Although they remain unnamed for us, we feel special sympathy for them, this kind of closeness that is possible only when it is honest. And this is exactly what Castore's photography is like: balanced, focused, respectful and open to other people. And this is exactly what this book is like.

The book is a result of the artistic residence of Lorenzo Castore organised in 2018 as part of the Czytelnia Sztuki project by the Museum in Gliwice, Poland.

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Photographs: Lorenzo Castore

Essay: Wojciech Nowicki

Book design: Aneta Kowalczyk

Photo edition: Lorenzo Castore, Aneta Kowalczyk

English translation: Justyn Hunia

Proofreading: Jason Lowther

Cover: hard, clothbound + dust-jacket

Inserts: 2 collages of old maps, pictures and postcards (700x408 mm, 480x408 mm)

Format: 210x280 mm

Number of pages: 224

Number of photographs: 117

Language version: English

Print run: 600 copies

Available @ https://blowuppress.eu/products/land

Printing: Argraf, Warsaw (Poland)

Publication date: March 2019

Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS / Muzeum w Gliwicach

ISBN: 978-83-952840-1-4

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