Liza Ryan: The Unreal Real



ISBN: 9783958293519 Category:

Liza Ryan


The Unreal Real, Liza Ryan’s fifth publication, surveys the last two decades of her work. Thirteen chapters, loosely organized by chronology and series, present a collection of Ryan’s nuanced observations. Trained as a photographer and a student of literature, Ryan uses images as language as she moves fluidly between photography and video, collage and mixed media, to capture her diverse perceptions. The Unreal Real describes the otherworldly that exists in the everyday and offers a common thread of meaning throughout Ryan’s layered oeuvre. Whether documenting her experience in Antarctica or examining the repercussions of loss, Ryan’s work captures a sense of evanescence that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Additional information

Weight 1314 g
Dimensions 23.3 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 February 2019
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.3 x 29.8 cm
Weight 1314 g
Manfred Heiting is a designer and editor of photo publications and a collector of photobooks focusing on the period between 1886 and 1980. He has designed and edited extensive surveys of German, Soviet and Japanese photobooks. Heiting is currently working on surveys of Czech and Dutch photobooks.