Janina Green’s BLUSH: PHOTOGRAPHS 1988-2010 is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Blush – Photographs 1988-2010

Photographer: Janina Green

Essay by Dr Sofia Ahlberg, English Program, Latrobe University, Victoria, Australia

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: Balaclava, VIC, Australia.

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 260x210mm

Edition size: 1000

Number of pages: 92

Number of images: 80

Cover, Type of binding: Hardcover with JHT cloth

Type of printing: Offset

Type of paper: 200gsm, SPCO matte

Printer: Everbest

Publisher:  M.33

Publication designer: Yanni Florence

Publication editor: Helen Frajman

ISBN: 978-0-9579553-8-7

Retail price: AUS $50

Blush brings together strands of Janina Green’s practice from 1988 to the present. The obsessions and themes underpinning her work meander together in a dreamlike stream of consciousness to form a whole which is simultaneously delicate, intimate, sensual and faintly disconcerting. Green’s lyrical hand coloured portraits of young adults and images from the natural world sit beside her constructed photographs of domestic dysfunction and constructed narrative images dealing with childhood, motherhood, female friendship and fantasy. Running throughout are small punctuations of tiny moments of fragile beauty.

The work in Blush is embedded within a profoundly feminine sensibility and animated by Green’s curiosity about the way the camera obfuscates or clarifies reality.