Butterflies I Haven’t Seen Yet. Yaniv Waissa (Israel).
Photographs by Yaniv Waissa
Editing and design by Yaniv Waissa and Hagit Zahavi
Text by Yaniv and Tal Waissa (in English and Hebrew)
Self-published, 2012. Edition of 200.
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Butterflies I Haven’t Seen There refers to a line from a poem by Pavel Friedman, written in the Theresienstadt ghetto. The book is Yaniv’s personal journey: an exploration of family’s history, his own relationship with the past, the shadows of the Holocaust. The images are fragmental, abstract and avoid traditional references to the memories of the Holocaust. “I aim to create new association system to activate a personal emotional charge - both mine and the viewers”. The photographs are taken in different locations but there are no references to identify those places. As Yaniv states in the introduction “time and place are irrelevant to the the meaning of the images”.
Very nice softcover artist book with clean design and interesting picture editing. The books comes with four beautiful copies of polaroid pictures.