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Victory Park

Victory Park
Arnis Balcus
Brave Books, in collaboration with KultKom, Riga

84 pages
290 x 230 mm.
ISBN: 9783000544392

Arnis Balcus’s photobook Victory Park focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga. The park has a complex history, overlaid by different governments and cumbersome social realities. The photographic site visit departs from the totalitarian past and goes through the cloud-stored present, looking for Latvian identity and at historical taboos and social-political agendas.

About the Artist:
Arnis Balčus (born 1978) is a Latvian photography and video artist. Born in Riga, Latvia, Balcus lived and worked in his home town before moving to London in 2004. He took an MA course on photography at University of Westminster from 2004 to 2005. He is exhibiting his work since 1994, but emerged internationally in 2003 with the photographic series Myself, Friends, Lovers and Others. Using snapshot aesthetic the series were showing the everyday life of contemporary Latvian youth. Since 2008 most of his photographic work has been related to Latvian identity, historical taboos and social-political agendas. From January 2011 he is the chief editor of the main Latvian photography magazine – FK Magazine.

About the Publisher
Brave Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and works that are best conveyed and represented in a book format.