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Editors of Nazraeli Press & Ling, Elaine. ONE PICTURE BOOK: HABITACION CUBANA. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New. Signed.

Artist Book. The 94th title in the now-legendary "One Picture Book" Series by Nazraeli Press, one of the most superb ongoing projects of contemporary art photography. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Accompanied by one tipped-in, original print by the artist/photographer (hence the Series' name). An elegant production by Chris Pichler: Small-size volume format. Titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Elaine Ling. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Elaine Ling's "Habitacion Cubana". Her first, and posthumous, contribution to the One Picture Book Series. "Elaine Ling was an exuberant adventurer, traveller, and photographer who felt most at home backpacking her view camera across the great deserts of the world and sleeping under the stars. Born in Hong Kong, she grew up in Canada and studied the piano, cello, and medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto, and practiced medicine among various First Nations peoples in Canada's North and Pacific Northwest as well as on the other side of the world, in Abu Dhabi and Nepal. Elaine Ling passed away in August of this year after a long illness. This vibrant and colorful book comprises seven pairs of photographs made in Cuba, on two separate trips: The first in 2002, and the second in 2015. In each of the pairs, Ling presents a chosen subject in black-and-white, and again, thirteen years later, in color. The double layers of time and color create diptychs that can be contemplated endlessly, always with new discoveries to be made. Elaine Ling's photographs have been widely exhibited and published, and are included in the Permanent Collection of museums around the world, including those of the Bibliotheque Nationale Paris; Musee de la Photographie Charleroi, Belgium; Fotografie Forum International Frankfurt; Museet for Fotokunst Odense, Denmark; Centro Portugues de Fotografia Porto, Portugal; Scavi Scaligeri International Centre of Photography Verona, Italy; Fototeca de Cuba Havana; Lishui Museum of Photography; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas; and the Brooklyn Museum New York" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Elaine Ling collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such in pen on the Back Limitation Page. It comes with a large-size, original color print that is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Elaine Ling. This title will become a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 7 duotone plates, 6 color plates, 1 original print. One of the most brilliant Canadian photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ONE PICTURE BOOK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590054571. $40.00

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