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Lucidity Inward Views


Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal
Lucidity Inward Views
Edited by Anne-Marie Ninacs
Guest Curator for the 12th edition

345 pages
26 cm x 21 cm
Entirely bilingual, English + French
ISBN 978-2-9808020-3-4

In this lavishly illustrated book, guest curator Anne-Marie Ninacs introduces the 25 artists whose works are exhibited in this international biennale of contemporary photography. The publication also features new essays by philosophers, art historians, and theorists of visual culture, who shed light on the relationships between photography and lucidity. The artists presented here in a way turn their cameras towards themselves and conceive of lens-based arts as an introspective process, an opportunity for meditation, a mode of consciousness, even as a means of revealing the unconscious. At a time when misery in the world is multiplying, the movement toward a form of photography that seeks to reveal the invisible conflicts and traces of wisdom within ourselves seems urgent. This book humbly cultivates the hope that such photography can give us all a bit of the “transparency of mind” that is the psychological meaning given by the modern world to the term lucidity. With essays by Pierre Bertrand, Maxime Coulombe, Robert Enright, Roger Lipsey, Anne-Marie-Ninacs, Christine Ross, and Richard Shusterman.

For each edition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal produces an important, lavishly illustrated publication. More than an exhibition catalogue, the publication is an autonomous and authoritative reference book edited by the guest curator and addressing his or her theme. The publication includes a curatorial essay, essays by renowned authors, and a rich section of colour illustrations of contemporary artists’ works. This reference work has a print run of 1,500 copies, is entirely bilingual (English and French), and is distributed in Canada and abroad.