About the Book:
The Indian Ocean often evokes fantasized visions of exotic dreams. Far from postcards clichés, Malala Andrialavidrazana brings us discreetly into private spheres in Antananarivo, Mumbai, Durban and Reunion Island, and presents the viewer with day-to-day atmospheres, still-lives and fragmented portraits with elegance and subtlety. She is driven by the diversity of those communities and how identities are expressed in a world of mass communication and where uniformity leaves its mark on people. Playing with boundaries in general and more particularly with the passages existing between anthropology, contemporary art and architecture, she explores the authenticity and intimacy of the middle classes in the urban areas on the Indian Ocean.
About the Photographer:
Malala Andrialavidrazana was born in Madagascar in 1971, and has lived in Paris since the early 80’s. Born a traveller, Malala Andrialavidrazana is a visual artist with a background in architecture. Her research is interested by the notion of barriers and interactions within cross-cultural contexts. She graduated from Paris La Villette School of Architecture in 1996. Her “d’Outre-Monde” series was awarded the prestigious HSBC Prize for Photography, and released by the renowned Actes Sud publisher in 2004. Over the past years, her work has been exhibited in numerous international institutions and cultural events like the Fondation Donwahi (Ivory Coast, 2016), Bamako Encounters (Mali, 2005/2015), Théâtre National de Chaillot (France, 2015), New Church Museum (South Africa, 2014), La Maison Rouge (France, 2014), SUD Triennial (Cameroon, 2013), Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal/France, 2013), SAVVY (Germany, 2013), Focus Mumbai (India, 2013) and others.
Name: Echoes (from Indian Ocean)
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg (2013)
Photographer: Andrialavidrazana Malala
Languages: English, French
Price: AED 225
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
Pages: 132 pages, 74 color