About the Book
“To be alive, it seemed to me, as I stood there in all kinds of sorrow, was to be both original and reflection…” -Teju Cole
“Mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action.” -Virginia Woolf
Yamamoto Masao | Ariwara No Narihira
Alec Soth | Teju Cole
Uta Barth | Christie Davis
Laura Letinsky | Susan Sontag
Paul Mpagi Sepuya | Matthew Leifheit
Kathy Ryan | Darius Himes
Alex Webb | Geoff Dyer
Viviane Sassen | Nathalie Herschdorfer
Ann Hamilton | Natalie Shapero
TWO, our next special edition photography book combines photographic images with short pieces of text, all centered on a single theme. We created ONE in 2016, on the theme of minimalism. This time we asked nine photographers and nine writers to contribute on the theme of reflection—literally, as in the nature of reflection in photographic images, lens, windows, self-portraits, but also the larger general idea of how images can stimulate a more personal, internal reflection. This limited edition, inspired by these concepts, and published to coincide with our participation in Paris Photo 2018, is the second in a series that pairs artists with writers. We asked each photographer to provide an image, and then we paired them with a writer who responded to the image, and the broader theme of reflection. Each image was printed by Michael Lundgren on Hahnemühle paper, signed by the artist, and hand-tipped into each book.
Proceeds go directly to help fund the Radius Books library donation program.