Umbra, by Viviane Sassen


"My first photo book that I really felt connected to was Viviane Sassen's Umbra. It was poetry and photography all at once in this really cool designed object. It had opened up flat pages. That was for me, the full package. I was like, 'This is the best thing I could do."
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- Tyler Mitchell, Photographer

“I love this book because she uses shadows and light in such a unique way; it was like paintings. Her work feels like experiments and questions. When I look at the image of the giant cactus and the small man in front, it gives me a sense of nostalgia. It makes me feel like I know the person, but I also don't. I love having this omnipresent view, but also feeling kind of connected to the subject matter and to what they're doing. There isn’t a single visible face in the work.”
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- Micaiah Carter, Photographer