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I Am About to Call it a Day

‘As a follow up to her widely acclaimed book Ou Menya, Bieke Depoorter traveled to
the United States, spending the night at the homes of perfect strangers, whose paths she
crossed upon her wanderings. However, as we leaf through the book, it would hardly
cross our minds that these people ever had Bieke’s company. They seem utterly oblivious,
about to call it a day, as if the photographer has managed to make herself unseen,
leaving only her eye behind. In reality, she won their hearts by candidly admitting to her
own vulnerability. In turn, they confided in her, and so we watch these fleeting figures
forever waving to us, signaling that they are still here, living their lives despite the strife
and struggle. A surreal breeze drifts through the portraits and landscapes in this book
despite their documentary nature, while the visual idiom inclines towards the cinematographic.’

Extract from an essay by Maarten Dings

Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey and Hannibal
Publication Year: 2014
Book design: Mevis van Deursen
Pages: 43 pages, 42 color images
Size: 16.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 978-3-905929-69-0
Text by Maarten Dings

Book signed by Bieke Depoorter.


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