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Gregory Halpern, Let the Sun Beheaded Be

  • Aperture (publisher)
  • September, 2020 (date of publication)
  • ISBN 978-1-59711-490-5
  • 120 pages
  • 37 euros

In Let the Sun Beheaded Be, photographer Gregory Halpern explores the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. The series, shot over several months, commingles life and death, nature and culture, and beauty and decay in enigmatic color images of the archipelago’s residents and lush landscape, as well as monuments related to the brutality of its past. Halpern’s photographs are grounded in reality, but they edge toward the dreamlike. An essay by curator Clément Chéroux and a conversation between the artist and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa consider Halpern’s process and personal history, as well as the politics of representation.

Photographs
Gregory Halpern

Texts (French and English)
Essay by Clément Chéroux
Conversation of Gregory Halpern with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

 

 

Bound, 21,6 x 27,9 cm

74 four-color images

120 pages

Photographs: Let the Sun Beheaded Be (Aperture/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2020) © Gregory Halpern

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