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FAR by Emile Hyperion Dubuisson
Foreword by Boris Mikhailov
Print run of 600, the first 35 copies are part of a limited edition including a print
Hardcover, 210 x 260 mm
Published by Adad Books, July 2013
This previously unpublished series of photographs was made in Siberia in the early 1990s while Dubuisson was working as assistant director in a film crew shooting a documentary about the former Soviet Union. Challenged by the extreme conditions, filming was difficult and Dubuisson began taking pictures with a small all-weather camera around the villages in the Yamal Peninsula where gas workers, scientists and local reindeer herders lived and worked. On his return to Moscow, Dubuisson struggled to process his film and believed his negatives to have been damaged beyond repair. It is only recently that he returned to this material and has finally been able to produce photographic prints. The resulting images offer a strange, poetic vision of the bleakness of Siberia evoking its remoteness in both time and space through a combination of Dubuisson’s singular scenes of sub-zero life and the unintentional effects of the passage of time and the photographic process. As Boris Mikhailov writes in his foreword to the book:
Everything here reminds me of the cold, of life without a fridge; and the terrible smoke, which covers the sky...I also see traces of dust and fingerprints, which tell a story of their own.
Emile Hyperion Dubuisson was born in Paris in 1975 and lives and works in New York. After obtaining a degree in Film Studies at University of Paris 8, he worked as assistant director of photography on a number of feature films and documentaries. In 2007, Dubuisson moved to New York where he studied and later worked at the International Center of Photography. Dubuisson’s work has been exhibited internationally and recognised by major photographic prizes such as Foam Talent, Center Santa Fe, and Hyères Festival.