Last Folio

Last Folio❅ [KINDLE] ✾ Last Folio By Yuri Dojc ➞ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Last Folio features stunning photographs taken by Yuri Dojc of once vibrant Jewish communities throughout Slovakia Dojc's photographic journey began in an abandoned school in Bardejov where time had s Last Folio features stunning photographs taken by Yuri Dojc of once vibrant Jewish communities throughout Slovakia Dojc's photographic journey began in an abandoned school in Bardejov where time had stood still since the day in when its students were taken to concentration camps The books were still there along with student essays marked with corrections and school reports all disintegrating on dusty shelves Dojc's elouent photographs treat the decaying books as survivors the last witnesses to what had been a thriving culture Last Folio also includes portraits of aging Slovak Holocaust survivors and images of the poignant ruins of schools synagogues mikvahs and cemeteries With texts by Lucia Faltin Katya Krausova David G Marwell and Azar Nafisi Last Folio presents a stirring tribute to a vanished culture. Firstly I am indebted to Prestel Publishing for sending a copy of Last Folio for review The first thing that struck me was the size of this book It is a large coffee table sized book The sheer uality of the book is something that really impressed me The uality of the paper used to display the photographs is of art uality and the binding is impressive To commemorate the end of the Second World War Yuri Dojc together with Katya Krausova released Last Folio This is a journey back to Slovakia the first Country that adopted Germany’s anti Jewish policies This is a personal journey through the eyes of both the authors as they were former political exiles They both first returned in 2006 and returned to the village that was abandoned in 1942 when the villagers including children were deported to concentration camps including Yuri Dojc’s grandfather What they left behind homes buildings and Synagogue’s But by far the most haunting of all was the books left behind in the Schools and homes and splintered gravestones A long ago was now uncovered and recorded through the lens of Yuri Dojc and Oscar award winning Katya Krausova One of the most moving aspects of moving from building to building photographing what they found was a book This turned out to be no ordinary book but one that was owned by Yuri’s grandfather This is indeed a very touching and personal moment No one can begin to understand what took place in this village in 1942 when the inhabitants where rounded up and deported with only a few surviving the death camps but what we are presented with here in Last Folio is a deeply moving and personal photographic journey to the past with photographs taken in the most exuisite detail with outstanding composition Being a keen photographer this kept me up many a late night studying each photograph There are many photographs in Last Folio that are of decaying books that were left behind and time has forgotten them until now These tell a story of village and its people about how they lived their lives before deportation The linen cover to Last Folio is saturated purple this was inspired by some of the school books photographed in the book To accompany Last Folio there is an exhibition that has been to date in Europe and the United States including the United Nations building in New York This is a book that is haunting and at the same time powerful in a historical sense every photograph tells its own story RECOMMENDED

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Last Folio
  • Yuri Dojc
  • English
  • 14 June 2016
  • 9780253223777