BOOKS

 
SOME SIGNS


An artist's book of photographs of business signs, metaphorically sequenced.

5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 40 pages with 34 images. Edition of 100.

 
CRISTINA'S HISTORY


Cristina's History is a multi-generational migration story of a branch of Mikael Levin's family, from Poland through Portugal to Guinea-Bissau.

The catalog consists of three sequence of images (Zgierz, Lisbon, Guinea-Bissau), and includes essays by Jean Francois Chevrier, art historian and independent curator, Jonathan Boyarin, professor of modern Jewish studies, and Carlos Schwarz Da Silva, a cousin living in Guinea Bissau, director of the NGO Action for Development.

French, English, and Portuguese.

 
WAR STORY


In 1995 Mikael Levin retraced his father's 1945 journey through war torn Europe, photographing the urban centers, landscapes and concentration camps as they contrasted to those witnessed by his father, Meyer Levin, fifty years previously.

War Story assembles those photographs together with his father's description of that jouney as it appeared in his autobiography In Search.

The book also includes a selection of photographs by French photographer Eric Schwab, who journeyed with Meyer Levin. Those images were rediscoured by Mikael Levin in the course of producing this project.

A German translation of this book appeared under the title Suche (Gina Kehayof Verlag, 1996).

 
SILENT PASSAGE


A sequence of 34 photographs taken in the early 1980's, drifting on a pristine waterway in Sweden.

Intrduction by Andy Grundberg.

PLEASANT IF
SOMEWHAT RUDE VIEWS


An artist's book on the theme of dislocation. Two sequences of images by Mikael Levin. Two texts by Gabriel Levin.

Places, lives that are out of place.


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PAYSAGES TERRITOIRES


Twelve landscapes of Ile de France by twleve photographers including Patrick Faigenbaum, Suzanne Lafont, Jean-Louis Schoellkopf, and Mikael Levin.

Text by Jean-Francois Chevrier


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LES QUATRE SAISONS DU TERRITOIRE


The 101 counties of the Belfort Territory of France documented by 10 photographers over four years, each time during a different season of the year.

Photographers include John Davis, Dominique Auerbacher, Gilbert Fastenaekens and Mikael Levin.

Texts by John Burger, Jean-Claude Lemagny, and Alain Buttard, and others.


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SPECTRAL EVIDENCE; THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF TRAUMA


In this remarkable contribution to photographic criticism and psychoanalytic literature, Ulrich Baer traces the hitherto overlooked connection between the experience of trauma and the photographic image.

See Chapter 2: To Give Memory a Place, and Chapter 3: Meyer Levin's In Search. / Mikael Levin's War Story


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