“NATIONS ARE COLLECTIVE FICTIONS”: FIRST EDITION OF BAUDELAIRE’S PRIZE-WINNING ÉTATS IMAGINÉS, SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
BAUDELAIRE, Eric. États Imaginés/Imagined States. Arles, France: Actes Sud, Fondation HSBC Pour la Photographie, (2005). Quarto, original photographic wrappers. $125.
First edition of Baudelaire’s vision of Abkhazia, with 42 large beautiful color photogravures, inscribed by the photographer and dated “NYC 13/10/06” on the title page.
Commenting on his photo chronicle of everyday life in the former Soviet state of Abkhazia, Baudelaire reflects, “Nations are collective fictions. Some of these collective fictions are stronger than others… Imagined States is absolutely about this notion of collective fictions” (KATALOG). For this work, Baudelaire was a co-recipient in 2005 of the prestigious “Prix de la Foundation HSBC pour la Photographie.” With prize wrapper.
A fine signed copy.