Italian photographic artist Giorgio di Noto (b. 1980) takes a journey into the dark side of the web for his fascinating new body of work, The Iceberg. Few know that the worldwide web we use daily represents only a small percentage of what is available on the Internet. Known as the “darknet,” the deep web is made up of an encrypted and constantly evolving anonymous network, a lawless no-man’s land where anything goes and nothing is traceable, and where illicit online businesses proliferate. Some items are so controversial that only the use of an ultraviolet light applied to the computer screen reveals their content. In di Noto’s provocative publication, this controversial world is brought to light in over 70 images lifted from assorted illegal websites. In keeping with the surreptitious nature of the content, select images are printed with invisible ink requiring the use of an ultraviolet light to be viewed. Di Noto, currently studying philosophy at La Sapienza in Rome, brings the viewer face-to-face with the veiled realities we face in today’s world.
6 ½ x 9 ¾ in. / 128 pp / 76 color
Retail Price: $70.00
Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher, Eva Mitterndorfer & Nadine Weixler (Eds.)
Commissioned by the Austrian government, Rainer Iglar and Michael Mauracher, co-heads of Fotohof, the Salzburg center for photography, matched 20 contemporary Austrian photographers with 20 Austrian-based curators, scholars and critics to open up a panoramic view of Austria through its fine art photography community. This massive publication is unique in that almost all the images were taken between spring and autumn of 2016. Instructions were given to create a portrait of contemporary everyday life in Austria, free of platitudinous nationalistic attitudes, involving all generations, a balance of gender and geographic distribution. Photographs by noted artists such as Seiichi Furuya, Paul Kranzler and Katharina Gruzei are matched with essays by art historian and curator Monika Faber, Kunsthaus Wein; curator/art historian Verena Kasper-Eisert; and Walter Moser, director of photography at the Albertina Museum, in this rich compilation of diverse voices and visions.
Softcover / 11 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. / 500 pp
44 b&w and 475 color
Retail Price: $50.00