Sibir - Limited edition book, 2010
After Elementarz from 2005 of her work in Poland, this is the second book I have just received from the Flemish photographer Debby Huysmans. This 80 page soft cover book, with about 60 color photographs is limited to an edition of 300 signed copies, self-published.
Debby has been working for years on themes of the abandoned and forgotten small regions of left behind after the fall of Communism. This time she follows the 2 longest rivers in Siberia, the Yenisey and the Lena. She has a real sensibility for being able to make very poetic, touching portraits and still-lives amongst landscapes that are very harsh and frighteningly empty.
"Nothing much seems to happen, the pace of life is slow and the images are full of silence..."
This is a beautiful book that touches that fine line which I admire so much; documentary photography that transcends any journalistic pretenses and presents us with a real human experience of traveling, looking, and wondering.
It also won
at 25 euro they will surely sell out. I think you can best buy them directly through Debby.