184.7mm x 259mm
Limited edition of 500 copies
Coco Young’s first major publication, Vanity, explores the constructs of identity within an information and image-driven context where existential ideals govern social etiquette. Young combines analogue documentary photography with digitally-produced body-scans, bringing the transformative power of technology to bear on the human exterior, deforming it from its seemingly natural state. Water—a once public and abundant resource that is now bottled, sold, and manipulated to create artificial products—provides the allegorical seedbed in which Young’s explorations of the human surface take root.
About the Artist
Coco Young is an artist from New York City who grew up in Marseilles, France. She completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia University in Art History and was selected in 2013 by Richard Kern as his choice for promising young photographer in Dazed & Confused. Her work has been featured in Dazed & Confused, Oyster and The Journal.
About the Publisher
Bemojake is an independent publisher based in London. We publish limited edition books, working in close collaboration with the artist and designer.
The imprint was started by Maxwell Anderson in 2011.