Andreas Magdan: Oswiecim-Brzezinka (Auschwitz-Birkenau) signed – Limited Polish Edition of 100 [£125.00]
“These calm, summery pictures remove it from the long ago and far away, a symbol of the past that we can safely leave with an unbelieving shudder. They force us to meditate not only on what happened but on the forces of intolerance — still at work — that may allow it to happen again.” — The Photobook, Volume II by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger. Colour photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau – part of the network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War 2. Calm, contemporary, understated images that force us to contemplate afresh – – – – – – – – – A fine, signed, unused copy in illustrated boards and matching dust jacket, housed in the original simple, stapled, card stock box. First edition from a total of only 100 with the text in Polish (1100 copies in German and French, Polish, Russian and English 100 copies each; all published at the same time). Like many (perhaps most) copies, there is some rubbing to the top and bottom of the dust jacket spine from the unguarded staples on the inside of the card stock box – a folded paper insert has now been dropped into the box to stop any further rubbing.