BOOK: ROAD to PETERGOF / free for sale !
To order the book please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or paypal.me/vasilyevabook
— My project 'Road to Petergof'' has been published in ''British Journal of Photography'' magazine.
— Artist’s Book Yearbook 2020−2021 (Artists' pages by: Megan Adie (Denmark) Angie Butler (UK), Robert Good (UK) Eva Hejdström (Sweden), Paul Laidler (UK), Daniel Lehan (UK), Sophie Loss (UK), Linda Parr (UK), Ekaterina Vasilyeva (Russia) and Eiji Watanabe (Japan)).
The book data:
Limited edition of 90 copies (numbered and signed)
Price: 59,00 Euros (including worldwide shipping )
Photographer and Designer Ekaterina Vasilyeva
Press realise 4.06.2019
Size: 19 cm x 30 cm (book)
21 cm x 32 cm (book cover)
67 color pictures
Inside paper: Palatina 120 gr
Cover paper: Majestic 290 gr
Languages: English + Russian
Self published and printed in St. Petersburg (Print Gallery) in 2019
Ekaterina is a Russian photographer who explores through her work the concepts of space and territory by thoroughly studying and portraying a specific place.
In her project «Road to Petergof», Ekaterina researches the road from Saint Petersburg to Petergof, a stretch established by Peter the Great in 1710 to connect the newly built capital with his suburban residencies.
The resulting huge architectural ensemble according to the Peter idea had to overshadow the road from Paris to Versailles.
Dostoevsky called Saint — Petersburg ''the most abstract and intentional city on the entire globe''.
In these images we can see the changes in the land that have happened through history, and how the interaction between people and territory is in constant evolution.
''Ekaterina Vasilyeva’s book was shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Book Award 2019 and now is available in a very limited edition of only ninety signed copies. Her focus is on the road between St Petersburg and Petergof, established by Peter the Great in 1710 to connect the newly built capital to the monarch’s suburban residencies. «Over the past three hundred years, the Petergof road landscape has borne witness to many a utopian vision; each of them transformed and scarred it, leaving behind marks which have often remained unaccounted for.» In naming Alec Soth, Mark Power and Alexander Gronsky as possible influences, I don’t wish to suggest that Vasilyeva’s work is derivative, just that it deserves to be considered in that company. I think this is a really first-rate piece of photographic observation and I hope it eventually gains wider publication.'' Neil McIlwraith (Proprietor Beyond Words photographic books)
My new book ''Road to Petergof'' is starting a touring exhibition with the books shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2019
Here is the list of all following exhibition venues in order of appearance:
MADRID // IED Madrid — Istituto Europeo di Design during PHotoEspaña // 5 June — 25 July 2019
DUBLIN // PhotoIreland Festival // 5 — 28 July 2019
NINGBO (China) // Photo Book Festival Ningbo Jiazazhi // September 2019
AARHUS // Photobook Week Aarhus // 3 — 6 October 2019
CLUJ-NAPOCA (Romania) // Fotopia Collective Festival // 10 — 20 October 2019
ISTANBUL // Istanbul Photobook Festival // 17 — 20 October 2019
ZAGREB // Organ Vida — International Photography Festival // December 2019
ROME // Officine Fotografiche Roma // January 2020
more info https://fotobookfestival.org/portfolio-item/kassel-dummy-award-2019/