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Thomas Kuijpers, Booksigning | Photo London



On friday 18 may, from 4pm inside the public program of Photo London, will be presented a preview of the new book by Thomas KuijpersGesture, published by Metronom Books.


The project Gesture investigates the handshakes of political leaders and other authority figures as circulated in the news media. Using press images as his source material, Kuijpers carefully selects from these particular scenes, reworking the images into an illustrated series of handshakes that got analysed by body-language experts on hidden communicative signals enclosed in these physical connections. The string of companions and enemies' handshakes gives insight in both the functions of public images and photojournalism as a medium, as well as in their political use. The publication collects all the pieces of the series Gesture and the correspondence between the artist and some body-language experts. 


The book is the result of a collaboration between Metronom (Modena) and Fotopub Festival (Novo Mesto), where Thomas Kuijpers was awarded with Metronom Book Award 2017.


Thomas Kuijpers, Gesture, Metronom Books, 2018
Booksigning with the author
Photo London, Somerset House (London)
18 may 2018, from 4pm
Booth D21

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