Format Editions are pleased to announce our latest book Visible Economies, edited by Fergus Heron. The book is published in association with Photoworks and accompanies a symposium of the same name as part of the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial.
Visible Economies presents the work of artists and photographers Sutapa Biswas, Emma Charles, Anna Fox, Immo Klink, Thorsten Knaub and Corinne Silva with texts by Eugenie Shinkle, Martin Newth and Fergus Heron.
Visible Economies is the first edition of ‘Ideas in Photographic Practice’, a new series of collaborations between the University of Brighton MA Photography and Photoworks. Published to coincide with the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial, the book is launch officially on Wednesday 31st October and will be available to buy online from the Photoworks shop.
Visible Economies explores a selection of photographic works that involve established and emerging forms of urban landscape, documentary, and artists’ moving image as creative representational strategies.
‘The aim of this collection of works and texts is to propose a series of observations and conversations about the visibility of cities and economies, with a shifting focus between the two, revealing aspects of works that are political and those that are more poetic in describing public urban environments. Together, these works and texts offer suggestions as much as descriptions of how we congregate within and use such spaces as modern citizens.’
A linear optical illusion was used on the cover typography, emphasising the notion of visibility and invisibility.