Like • Ryan Debolski
From Paris Photo-Aperture Awards juror Stéphanie Solinas:
LIKE by Ryan Debolski (Gnomic Book, Brooklyn), nominated as the Jurors’ Special Mention for First PhotoBook, explores the experiences and relationships of migrant workers in Oman. But rather than focusing on the defining public image of poor working conditions, Debolski depicts men finding agency and connection to the landscape of the beach and companionship in each other—they are as playful as they are introspective.
“The position this work takes is very singular,” juror Stéphanie Solinas affirms, “a book on migrant workers in Oman, where we find a great presence of bodies with a form of sensuality where we expected to find brick walls and deserts. The weave between text and image, bodies and architecture offers a new, unexpected entry into the topic.”
Limited edition only $280 with a 11"x14" print.
Includes choice of a digital archival prints measuring 11"x14" matted 16"x20" window mat and printed in a total edition of 50. Each limited edition receives a hardbound copy of the book and a choice of one of three photographs. The images are shown at bottom (cowboy with camera, brushing hair, and child with cat)