Roots is a photo-art book, telling a family-story through the childhood memories of now a grown-up woman, the artist, Eva Saukane. The book consists of an unedited roll of film, which Eva Saukane discovered inside her grandfather’s camera. Having stood untouched for about 20 years, mold had grown into the film, blurring the images similarly as time does to our recalled memories. When Saukane found the camera with the film inside, the film had two exposures left to be taken. Unknowingly completing her grandfathers work, Eva Saukane took the remaining shots and brought the film to be developed. She discovered the mysterious effect, and the ambiguous story of the family began to unravel.
Eva Saukane (b. 1988 in Latvia) is a graduate from ISSP and holds a degree in Master of Arts in photojournalism from Mid Sweden University from 2016. In June 2016 Roots received the audience price of the dummy award in Self Publish Riga festival. Kult Books is an independent photo book publisher based in Stockholm.
Glue binding with fore-edge fold
38 visible pages
First edition of 800 copies
Design: Janne Riikonen
Printing: Narayana press, Denmark
Binding: Büge, Germany
Published by Kult Books
Kult Books is a photo book publisher based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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