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Illustrated People


Illustrated People
Thomas Mailaender
AMC Books


Softcover (In a red plastic sleeve)
128 pages
220×320 mm
ISBN: 979-1-09030-632-5


Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict’s collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Mailaender then photographed each of his models before exposure to daylight caused the images to disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots interpreted with a series of archive images from the AMC collection.

•Shortlisted for the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook of the Year Award
•Winner of PHotoEspana Best Photography Book of the Year International Category 2015

Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC) is an organisation and independent publisher based in Holland Park, London.

VideoIllustrated People by Thomas Mailaender on Vimeo.