(Dewi Lewis £30)
Book review: 'One Another' by Alisa Resnik
Sunday 19 January 2014
The winner of this year’s European Publishers Award for Photography is Alisa Resnik for her project One Another. The winning book is published simultaneously in five editions, in five languages.
Alisa Resnik was born in 1976 in St Petersburg, Russia, and moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1990. After studying art history in Berlin and Bologna, she began taking photographs in 2008. Her work has been exhibited in Rome, Milan and Madrid. Resnik received awards in the Winephoto Contest in 2008 and 2009.
One Another features images mainly taken at night in St Petersburg and Berlin. Leaden-coloured scenes of greasy spoon cafes, empty halls and old hotel rooms seem to echo with traces of the past. She captures fleeting expressions and movements: hurried glances, small awkward gestures, the signs of grief or desperation of subjects breaking through the glass of loneliness.
For Resnik, photography is the way to stop for a moment and look deeper into reality, to step past the often painful dichotomy between subject and the object: “You roam the world looking for the moments you can stop and turn into an act of perception, looking for a revelation, looking for a mirror.”
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 2 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
Madonna might be a stand-up comedy virgin - but she wasn't terrible
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling