In Absence

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In Absence

Kehrer Verlag 2016

Graphic design: Patric Leo

Nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Award 2017

  "I am not so fond of the idea of taking pictures. But I always return to it. The sense of getting close to something that has no words. This is why I continue. I balance between different worlds that I am trying to relate to. My pictures are memories. To have access to the feeling of solitude and vulnerability. To be allowed beyond sanity, far away from what is called reality." (Monika Macdonald)

The women portrayed in In Absence, have one thing in common: Their need to continue to live the solitary life and the intimate search for their own identity.

Monika Macdonald (b.1969) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

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 A battle of images, visual statements and twisted viewpoints. This is The Eye. 253 images from 83 of the best photographers in the world collide in one volume. Eyes of war meet fashion phantoms. Artsy glances confront gigants of nature. A provocative, absurd, beautiful and revolutionary book celebrating the spirit of Fotografiska.

A battle of images, visual statements and twisted viewpoints. This is The Eye. 253 images from 83 of the best photographers in the world collide in one volume.
Eyes of war meet fashion phantoms. Artsy glances confront gigants of nature. A provocative, absurd, beautiful and revolutionary book celebrating the spirit of Fotografiska.