Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen


Obscura Primavera
 
by Corine Vermeulen


85 pages
Softcover / 7 x 9 in.
Self-published with
Detroit Mini Assembly Line, 2014


$30


Publisher's Description: 


Corine Vermeulen’s first self-published book Obscura Primavera presents images of Medellín, Colombia, taken during the years 2009-2012. Each photograph offers an intimate portrayal of the community—of people, place, and time in transition—and collectively creates an intricate visual narrative. The works explore issues of cultural identity in a rapidly developing third world country. As suggested by the title of the book, all are entangled within this “dark spring”—referring to the commodification and exploitation of the environment and natural resources of the region during this tumultuous period of change.

In 2014 Vermeulen and creative collaborator Nina Bianchi returned to Medellín to self-publish Obscura Primavera as part of their ongoing collaborative publication project Detroit Mini Assembly Line. The Medellín community, including a group of art students, became part of the process and was invited to participate in book binding workshops and the onsite production of the publication. The book was assembled and stitched by hand. View a video of the production process below:



Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen

Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen
Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen
Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen
 
Obscura Primavera by Corine Vermeulen
Detroit Mini-Assembly Line