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Max Pinckers & Sam Weerdmeester

Controversy addresses the polemic of photojournalisms’ ethical credibility by engaging in the discussion surrounding Robert Capa’s Falling Soldier and confronting it with a scientific approach.
Capa took his iconic photograph during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, capturing the very moment a soldier is shot in the head, making it one of the first images of war in action. The authenticity of this image has been questioned since its creation, although the story that accompanies it is simply too compelling to not be believed.
A recent study by professor J. M. Susperregui, based on orographic analysis, indicates that this photograph was made elsewhere than Capa had originally claimed. This would place Capa far from the front lines, making it unlikely that the soldiers he was accompanying met any resistance, thus arguing that the photograph was staged.
Does a scientific debunking of a photographic icon ultimately change its meaning, or does its relevance surpass its authenticity? Controversy poses an aesthetic answer to this question.
Written contributions by Lars Kwakkenbos, J.M Susperregui and Hans Durrer

Softcover, 210 x 279 mm, edition of 750, 16 pages, ISBN: 9789082465532 , Lyre 5, August 2017



Sam Weerdmeester

In 2012 and 2013 Sam Weerdmeester employed a working method in which he responded to adverts for student rooms to let. He continued a routine of arranging viewings, visiting numerous addresses and photographing these rooms consistently. These photos resemble the images that usually accompany advertisement for such rooms, but without the functionality of praising a room for future renters, they appear as banal imagery; used by Weerdmeester as motifs in his repetitive task.
'Score' indexes the 1934 photos Weerdmeester made. Each photo can be queried on a dedicated website by its corresponding reference number.

Folder, closed format: 250.75 x 177.30 mm; open format: 501.50 x 709.20 mm, 16 pages, edition of 300 numbered copies, ISBN: 9789082465525. Lyre 4, May 2017


Floating Worlds

Max Pinckers & Daisuke Yokota

Co-published with Rorhof

Floating worlds is a catalogue for an exhibition curated by Nicolo Degiorgis at foto-forum Gallery, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, in May 2016. The exhibition brings together Yokota's Linger and Pinckers' Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself, and is translated into a book by showing a selection of installation views. It is printed in two separate, but interwoven parts, held together by pages folded alternately into each other (presented in wrapping paper with a red handprinted linocut title block).

Softcover, 160 x 240 mm, edition of 1000, two books, 44 pages each, Lyre 3, July 2016

Signed copies available upon request



Max Pinckers & Quinten de Bruyn

In the series Lotus (2011) Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself critically, and confront its paradoxes. The documentary photographer that captures reality as 'a fly on the wall' can't deny his or her directive and manipulative role any longer. The anonymity, the seeming absence, is merely a pose. The tableaux that the photographer captures are not lies, but enfold themselves within the studio that he or she creates from reality.

Hardcover, 195 x 270 mm, edition of 3000, 152 pages, ISBN: 9789082465518, Lyre 2, May 2016

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The Absence of a Permanent I

Gauthier Oushoorn

Gauthier Oushoorn lives and works in Brussels. He has a profound interest in the definition of space. Architecture is his recurring frame of reference while his trained craftsmanship acts both as a utility and obstruction. Through sculptural work he explores the elements to create space. The Absence of a Permanent I was commissioned by EUROPALIA ARTS FESTIVAL for the exhibition The Absence of a Permanent I at Centre d'innovation et de design, Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium, 2015.

Softcover, 160 x 210 mm, edition of 750, 176 pages, ISBN: 9789082465501, Lyre 1, November 2015