JM Ramirez-Suassi: Malparaíso

“Malparaíso” is a thought-provoking photography book by JM Ramirez-Suassi. The hardback first edition contains 160 pages and is a new release. This book delves into the intricate concept of space as a maze where every path leads to another, creating an endless web of connections. Through a series of photographs that traverse undefined routes and cross unseen boundaries, the images stretch in all directions, linking together to form a network of landscapes, people, and intriguing scenes. “Malparaíso” conjures the image of a mythical place—an already lost Eden—that plays a crucial role in the artistic experience. The portrayal of the world is fragmented, presenting snippets that hint at deeper narratives and evoke a sense of subtle melancholy, painting a vivid scene of our aimless wanderings and reflective lethargy.
“Exploring the classic motif of paradise, years ago I embarked on a journey that is as broad as it is personal, where racism, identity, migration, nature under siege, violence and precariousness always appear as the firm guiding threads of my photographs. My images suggest rage and pain, but also express the beauty, hope and humanity that are part of a complex reality” ( JM Ramirez-Suassi)

About the Author

JM Ramírez-Suassi was born in Mallorca (Spain) and now lives and works in Madrid. His photographs, which, at first sight, appear to fit seamlessly into the great nowhere, involve many visits to the same landscapes to observe the change year after year. His work occupies an ambiguous position somewhere between portraiture and the social landscape. Has published the photobook One Eyed Ulysses (2018) and Fordlândia9 (2020).

A portrait of JM Ramirez-Suassi

Hardcover: 160 pages, 81 images
Publisher: Setanta Books (2024)
Language: English
Size: 11.81 x 9.44 inches

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