Pedro Ramos’ ILHA is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: ILHA

Photographer: Pedro Ramos

Date of publication:  2013

Place of Publication: New York

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 28 x 21 cm

Number of pages: 72

Edition size: 500

Publisher: The Spring Press

ISBN: 978-0-615-82870-1

Retail price: $40 AUD

Summary of Project:

“The photographs in this book could simply function as a love letter to a semi-utopian locale, but above all delve into insularity and some of its underlying characteristics: isolation as privilege/disadvantage; isolation itself and man’s interaction with nature and its subsequent destruction.

This body of work is unable to hide the polarizing influence of an upbringing surrounded by an ocean. It is evident in the focus on colour and form (both natural and man made), its direct tone and language offset only by subtle gestures towards involuntary architecture and still life.

The elliptical narrative seems to take the viewer back to the beginning repeatedly, avoiding the certainty of conclusion by highlighting the ambivalence of the photographic image according to its presentation.” The Spring Press

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