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Text editing and translation:
Zwaan Printmedia (NL)
Josine de Bruyn Kops Fonds
This special edition contains the book and a print of a drawing by Medy Oberendorff.
About the book:
Doug’s Cabin takes us into the footsteps of Doug, a man that has been living in the forests of Vancouver Island, Canada for 47 years. Karianne Bueno (NL) met him on his campsite in 2010, and was fascinated by his life on such a remote edge of the world. But campers rarely come and the forest slowly takes back the open space. Doug gets old, he is losing the battle against the elements. With tranquil, jet stifling photographs, diary fragments and found footage, Bueno takes us deeper into the forest, away from our hectic society, to wonder: do we actually have control over our lives?
Karianne Bueno lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated from the HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht and has a Masters degree in photography from St. Joost, Breda. She exhibited at a.o. New York Photo Festival, New York, Kunstverein Leverkusen, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam. In her work and photo books, Karianne Bueno explores utopian places that are unaffected by the human urge for makeability. She delves into new sceneries looking for her long ago washed-out memories, dreams, book snippets and movie scenes that were concealed by her everydayness. A story gets woven whilst photographing these fragments. Her projects in Belgium and Japan resulted in the photo books Asper and Haiiro in which her excellence as an editor and storyteller stands out.