Rie – Monograph by Lena C. Emery
Rie was launched 2016 at Paris Photo and Offprint in Paris and subsequently at Claire de Rouen in London. Signed, numbered & dated copies are available via the button below at £42 (image 1) : Edition of 750 copies, 21 x 29 cm, 37 color plates. Offset printed linen-bound hardcover. Tip-in image on front with debossed typography in brown foil on spine and back. Contains a short story by the artist.
Special edition copy: (image 2)
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“...Within 'Rie' I wanted to embark on an inherently female dialogue on the subject of revealing. I was interested in understanding at what point when we reveal our bodies as women to a potential other, does the apparent vulnerability cross over into the appreciation of the powerful notion of being naked and being oneself without an inner or outer surveyor present, without being on display. Watching Rie and the other nine women that I photographed, all of which were strangers to me and each other at the time and who had never been photographed in this way before, come to life as they slowly shed each layer of artifice, felt incredibly reassuring.”