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In early 2011, Jimmy Edmonds’ son was killed in a road accident while traveling in SE Asia. From personal tragedy he has created a moving and insightful book that reflects the way we use photographs in the process of mourning. It is also an exploration of the nature of photography itself. The “chaos of meaning" that Edmonds discovers lying at the heart of photography, mirrors almost exactly his own confusion surrounding the death of his son.

Rarely have photography and poetry come together with such force.


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Jimmy Edmonds
Jimmy Edmonds was born in East Sussex, England in 1950. He is a full time documentary film editor and a part time photographer. The films he has worked on have won acclaim and a number of awards, including a BAFTA in 2009 for Chosen (Channel Four True Stories), an expose of child abuse in an English boarding school. His own film “Breaking the Silence”, also on child abuse, was aired on the BBC in 2006. The “ash clouds” were first shown as part of the Lorca in England festival in Stroud, Gloucestershire where Edmonds now lives with his wife Jane and daughter Rosa.

Fecha de publicación  07 de julio de 2011

Dimensiones  Apaisado estándar  120 páginas Papel estándar

Categoría  Arte y fotografía

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Comentarios (9)


kcareyphoto dice

This book is stunning. I am so sorry for your loss.

publicado 30 de oct. a las 05:27 PST


kcareyphoto dice

This book is stunning...I am so sorry for your loss

publicado 30 de oct. a las 05:26 PST


sisi2a dice

I am moved .... but impressed with your strength !
thank you for sharing....

publicado 20 de jul. a las 03:51 PST


jimijima dice

Thanks to everyone who has sent their appreciations - your comments have been a great comfort. You can follow news of RELEASED on the facebook page here

publicado 19 de jul. a las 13:29 PST


jimijima dice

Thank you Kev for your comments - you are very kind

publicado 19 de jul. a las 13:26 PST


kaparu2 dice

A beautiful and moving book Jimmy an artist and photographer I appreciate it.....but I appreciate it on a very different level as a parent...and as a parent with two sons building his life somewhere else and one traveling as we speak.....

.......Joshua lives on through your love in whatever realms we have yet to know about........thank you for sharing something of his life with us.

best wishes to you and your family


publicado 19 de jul. a las 12:17 PST


rdarnell dice

Your artwork, your love for your son and your passions for life and your family are all magnificent. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. I hope you find peace.

publicado 14 de jul. a las 15:33 PST


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