Anastasia Samoylova: Adaptation

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Anastasia Samoylova

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The first monograph of trailblazing photographer Anastasia Samoylova, a vital – and gently humorous – meditation on environmentalism, consumer culture, and our disorientating times.

Adaptation is the first career survey on Anastasia Samoylova, one of the most dynamic image makers to have emerged in recent years. Bringing together her six major bodies of work, it reveals the enormous range of artistic influences and ideas that inform her art, as well as the threads of connection that unite them. While each series explores different themes, they share a formal beauty, a masterly use of colour and an original approach to visual culture for which she is rightly celebrated.

Russian born and now a native of Florida, Samoylova moves between observational photography and studio practice, often incorporating collage and painting. Her virtuoso compositions are layered meditations on an everyday life made precarious by rising sea levels, image overload, gentrification and corporate culture. This is a provocative vision of the 21st century, at once sublimely beautiful and incisive in its assessment of the challenges we face.

Additional information

Weight 1740 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 31.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 29 August 2024
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by David Campany, Text by Mia Fineman and Lucy Sante
Dimensions 25.5 x 31.3 cm
Weight 1740 g

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Anastasia Samoylova is an American, born in the USSR in 1984. Her previous books include Floridas (2022), Flood Zone (2019) and Image Cities (2022). David Campany is a renowned writer and curator with particular expertise in American photography. His many books include William Klein: YES (2023), The Open Road: Photography and The American Road Trip (2014) and Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2014). He is Curator at Large for the International Center of Photography, New York. Lucy Sante is a Belgian-born American writer, critic, artist and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Mia Fineman is Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.