Comments: Handbound hardcover book with open spine and a tipped in original photography (C-Print) on the cover. 16 x 12cm, Printed in 4 colours plus
varnish and silver/UV-varnish. Edition signed and numbered of 500 copies. Renée will come and sign the book on 31 March on the occasion of the opening of the Polaroids exhibition in collaboration with the Expolaroids festival.
Renée Jacobs’ POLAROIDS
This is Jacobs’ fourth nudes monograph and carries on her tradition of fearless feminist photography of women across the sexual spectrum. POLAROIDS presents an elegant and loving reflection of unapologetically sensual women, fully present and authentic. This is perhaps the most erotic collection of Jacobs’ work to date. Jacobs turns her unabashedly playful and affirming eye onto a subject she is passionate about. She treats this very modern subject matter with the perfectly imperfect form of the Polaroid Type 55 film- a peel-apart marvel no longer in existence that provides a quirky positive, presented beautifully in a limited edition of 500 copies, each with a signed and numbered tipped in C photograph on the cover, with a handsewn open spine.
Renée Jacobs began her career as a photojournalist. Her numerous photojournalism assignments included The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer . She received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Disadvantaged and her work is in the permanent collection of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Her first book, Slow Burn: A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania was originally published in 1986 and re-issued in 2010 to favorable reviews in The New York Times Review of Books and photo-eye . Renée’s work has been exhibited and published around the world. Monographs of her work include Werkdruck (2012/Editions Galerie Vevais, edited and with an introduction by Jock Sturges); Renée Jacobs’ PARIS (2013/Editions Galerie Vevais) and Reves de Femmes (2014/Editions Bessard).
Magazines that have featured Renée’s work include Silvershotz, Adore Noir, PH Magazine, Fine Art Photo, Nude Magazine, Photoicon, French Photo, B&W Magazine, Focus, FHM Turkey and numerous others. Her interviews of Charis Wilson, Araki, Lillian Bassman, Shelby Lee Adams, Douglas Kirkland and others have been published in magazines around the world. She has been featured in numerous anthologies, such as Taschen’s Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. Her 2009 & 2010 photo calendars went to #1 on Amazon.