Behind the Glass
published by Chose Commune in 2018.
the book is shortlisted for the Prix Aperture 2018 and for the Prix du livre, Arles 2019.
First edition of 750 copies
Behind the Glass takes its title from Alexandra Catiere’s eponymous series shot in Minsk and Moscow in 2005-2006. Curated and designed by Chose Commune, this book brings together photographs from this early unpublished series with additional selected images. Included is a new set of photograms; the artist’s latest camera-less experiments composed of light, sensitized paper, pebbles and grass. For the past 15 years, Alexandra Catiere has illuminated faces, bodies and things that weave an emotional and intimate narrative. The constellation of photographs published here creates a new portrait of life as it travels across her path.