Limited Edition Signed by Venetia Dearden. Softcover, 24 x 32cm 80 pages 47 color photographs English ISBN 978-3-86828-254-2 Book Sold Out - Order prints

Limited Edition
Signed by Venetia Dearden.
Softcover, 24 x 32cm
80 pages
47 color photographs
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-254-2

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Eight Days. 

‘I felt an urge to take off on a trip – to do something unscripted. To document a self-expression that is increasingly precious in a society where we have perhaps become imprisoned by our own material desires. Our spirits can fly far and beyond these paradigms.

Intimate and spontaneous, Venetia’s latest book chronicles the adventures of a group of friends in the epic sweep of the American West. The work marks a further development in Venetia’s approach to photographing people and landscapes. The publication was nominated for Recontres d’Arles Book Award in 2012 and was featured as one of Joerg Colberg’s best books of the year in 2011. The series has been exhibited in London 2011,  New York 2012,  Amsterdam, 2012 and Switzerland 2012. 

'The viewer is made to move along, made to share some of the experiences, and this is what makes the book so successful. Add to that the fact that there are a great many very good photographs in the book, and you pretty much get a perfect result from eight days on the road in the US. Recommended.’– Joerg Colberg


  Limited Edition Signed by Venetia Dearden. Hardcover, 17 x 23cm 368 pages 288 color photographs English ISBN 978-3-86828-8-046-3 Price GBP 20.00 / Euro 24.00 2010 Order book or Prints

 

Limited Edition
Signed by Venetia Dearden.
Hardcover, 17 x 23cm
368 pages
288 color photographs
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-8-046-3
Price GBP 20.00 / Euro 24.00
2010

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Glastonbury Another Stage

‘As a photographer I was magnetically drawn to witness and understand what lies at its core. I decided to create an oasis amongst the crowds where I could meet and document some of the thousands of individuals who travelled from all around the world to make up this vast, eclectic gathering.’

Glastonbury, Another Stage launched as a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, the year Glastonbury celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the same year it was shown at The Raw Gallery in Melbourne Australia, VII Gallery in New York, and Edel Assanti in London. 

Venetia documented the people of Glastonbury Festival between 2003 and 2009 with a portable studio, capturing the personas that make up the fabric of this extraordinary midsummer gathering. Glastonbury Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the world situated in the Vale of Avalon. 
 


Limited Edition Signed by Venetia Dearden. Hardcover, 28.5 x 24.4cm 128 pages 56 color photographs English ISBN 978-3-86828-014-2 Price GBP 30.00 / Euro 48.00 2008 Order book or Prints

Limited Edition
Signed by Venetia Dearden.
Hardcover, 28.5 x 24.4cm
128 pages
56 color photographs
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-014-2
Price GBP 30.00 / Euro 48.00
2008

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Somerset Stories Fivepenny Dreams

‘My passion and curiosity for Somerset has been fuelled by my long-term connection with this area where I spent my childhood. I am compelled to return again and again to explore my relationship with the landscape and the people living here. It is reassuring to witness the pioneering spirit of those living on and within the resources of their surroundings, and I wanted simply to capture intimate moments in families striving to create a way of life they believe in. My journey takes me through seasons, rituals, gatherings and day-to-day life. I witness a sense of belonging and identity within these rich bonds of family and community.’

Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams reflects on the sense of belonging and identity connected to Venetia’s childhood home. Exploring the haunts of her youth and the lives of the current inhabitants, the series intimately documents her surroundings and families who live there.This five year project was published in 2008 and was recently shown at the Phototaumnales Festival in France, September 2012 and was The Focale Gallery in Switzerland, September 2012 and is currently on show at the Espace Jorg Brockmann in Geneva. 


The Mulberry Book

A two year commission to produce a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of the British brand Mulberry Ltd. Venetia travelled between New York, Los Angeles, London, Somerset and beyond between 2009 and 2011, capturing life behind the scenes and the spirit of the brand. The book was designed by Construct Ltd.


Published by Foto8, edited by Jon Levy Signed by Venetia Dearden. Printed by Butler Tanner and Dennis English ISBN 978-0-9559580   Order book or Prints

Published by Foto8, edited by Jon Levy
Signed by Venetia Dearden.
Printed by Butler Tanner and Dennis
English
ISBN 978-0-9559580
 

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On every page, Rise celebrates local heroes –mothers, farmers, surgeons, teachers, schoolchildren –people living on poverty’s frontline, who are taking a lead in their communities to make a better future for their families. The book brings a fresh vision for the developing world by focusing on bottom up initiatives, which empower local communities to find and implement their own solutions to their most pressing needs. Local initiatives tend to be more sustainable, and scalable, in meeting a communities needs, than programmes designed in distant lands and dependent upon foreign aid. “ (Extract from Rise)

As one of eight photographers involved in this project, I travelled  to Ethiopia in 2010 to document the work of The Legatum Foundation, in partnership with Geneva Global, who is working with local implementors to tackle the many faceted social problems caused by HIV and the stigma it has carried historically. 

 

Notes from a late summer  Edition Khbar Bladna Signed by Venetia Dearden ISBN 978-9954-523-82-7 Depot legal: 2015MO 1025 Order book or Prints

Notes from a late summer 

Edition Khbar Bladna
Signed by Venetia Dearden
ISBN 978-9954-523-82-7

Depot legal: 2015MO 1025

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Following an assignment for Departures Magazine in Tangiers, I returned to spend time as an apprentice to the artist Elena Prentice. We consequently collaborated on a personal diary of my time there.

'I spent some time in a place where the light dapples and awakens, the Atlantic breeze draws transient and timeless scents, the cities harnessed secrets offer themselves up generously, to inspire, create... and so the days in Tangier passed like a gentle dream..'