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BLACK IS THE DAY, BLACK IS THE NIGHT

$70.00

BLACK IS THE DAY, BLACK IS THE NIGHT
Black is the Day, Black is the Night
by Amy Elkins

-Shortlisted for the 2017 Mack First Book Award-

-Shortlisted for the 2016 Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook Prize-

-Listed as one of the Best Photobooks of 2016 by TIME-

-Listed as one of the Best Socially Concerned Photobooks of 2016 by Humble Arts Foundation-

-Listed as one of the Best Photobooks of 2016 by Laura El-Tantawy on Photobook Store Magazine-

-Listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 by Melanie McWhorter on Photo-Eye-


6.5in x 8.75in / 212 pages
80 color and black and white images offset
and 7 silkscreened images on munken pure
softcover / swiss binding with red thread
design by Amy Elkins / Ania Nalecka / TBD
essays by Gregory J Harris and C.F.
edition of 350
ISBN 978-83-933361-3-5

Designed both softcover and the size of an average paperback novel with maximum security prison book and mail regulations in mind.
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"Elkins ponders the psychological impact incarceration has on inmates, using blurry and pixelated photos to imagine how life on the inside shapes and distorts an inmates’ perception of reality and awareness." WIRED Magazine

"Photographer Amy Elkins offers an unflinching contemplation of capital punishment and identity in a culture of mass incarceration." Mass Appeal

"Mining their memories and experiences, Elkins created composite photographs, sketches and readymades that reflect the change in identity and muddling of time that has eroded her subjects’ lives. The project as a whole paints a dark and puzzling portrait of life on death row." Huffington Post

"The most haunting and eloquent images of this series are imaginary landscapes... Elkins speculates that years of incarceration would have muddled inmates’ recollections. These blurry, fictive vistas seem to shimmer like eerie mirages. Each landscape’s nebulousness symbolizes the illusory nature of memories and their mutations over time." Artillery Magazine

"This project, and the resulting book, is a highly emotional exploration of the solitude of death row inmates and is a very creative approach to a controversial subject. With it, Elkins reminds me of the ethereality of freedom and of our universal human need for contact especially in the face of almost unceasing solitude." - Melanie McWhorter (Photo-Eye)