Down and Out in the South (2013)

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For free download of the iBook teaser, click here.

Price (including shipping costs):
NL: EUR 35 – Europe: EUR 40 – USA: USD 53 – Australia: AUD 60

Price of the electronic edition: EUR 9.50, USD 12, AUD 11.50

Publisher (of both versions): Ipso Facto (Utrecht, NL), 2013


PHOTO BOOK (hard copy)
ISBN 978-90-77386-09-5
96 pages, Hardcover, 235 mm x 320 mm (9.25 x 12.6 inches) +
‘Giveaway Edition’, 8 pages, 320 mm x 470 mm (12.6 x 18.5 inches)
42 photographs.
Language: English.

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ISBN: 978-90-77386-10-1
42 Photo’s + Introduction by James Swift + Artist’s Statement (Jan Banning) + 11 interview
fragments (sound) + 3 fragments from documentary.
Language: English.

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In “Down and Out in the South,” Banning has photographed 42 homeless men and women in Atlanta, Ga.;
Columbia, S.C.; and in the Mississippi Delta. While not the first to photograph modern society’s outcasts,
his approach is new. Eschewing caricaturizing depictions, Banning places his subjects in a studio setting
without their stereotypical belongings, focusing instead on their individuality — on who they are rather
than what they are.
The book features an Introduction by James Swift and an Artist’s Statement.
The electronic (digital) book also features 11 interview fragments (sound) + 3 fragments from video documentary.

James Swift (b. 1986), who wrote the introductory essay, is a writer living in the metropolitan Atlanta
area. His portfolio includes features on rural poverty, the U.S. education system, autism spectrum disorder
research, and gay and lesbian rights, among scores of other cultural issues and events. Swift is the author
of two books: “How I Survived Three Years at a Two-Year Community College: A Junior Memoir of Epic
Proportions” and “Mascara Contra Mascara: A Tale of Two Masks”.

The project, the book and the exhibition Down and Out in the South have been made possible with financial support from the Mondriaan Fund and from the Stichting Sem Presser Archief, both in Amsterdam, Netherlands.