Filipe Casaca’s BLUE MUD SWAMP is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Blue Mud Swamp

Photographers: Filipe Casaca

Date of publication: October 2012

Place of publication: Lisbon Portugal

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 314 x 237mm

Edition: 300 signed copies

Number of pages: 56 + 8 page booklet with text by Mingyu Wu

Number of images: 26 colour images

Cover, Type of binding: Velvet bound hardcover with tipped-in photo and letterpress.

Type of printing: Digital offset

Type of paper: Symbol Tatami White, 135gsm

Printer: Norprint, Oporto, Portugal

Publisher: Filipe Casaca and Pente 10 Gallery

Publication designer: Ana Fatia

Publication editor: Filipe Casaca

ISBN: 978-989-97149-1-5

Retail price: 38 Euro

Category: Artist Book

Summary of Project:

Come and see’
And I looked, and behold the pale horse,
and he that sat on him was dead.

The shoreline, hot and humid, is a postcard that attracts and invites Men to settle where the land meets the Yellow Sea. However, the reality is dissonant. Although surrounded by natural beauty, beaches and entertainment facilities, the city and its urban spaces transmits, as a whole, a feeling of artificiality. In some cases the abundance created a certain degradation and abandonment. With a splendor that takes us back to a recent past, a certain melancholy is present, as happens with all that was new, colorful and perfect but perished with time. Dalian; China.