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Carmen Winant — My Birth
(SPBH Editions & Image Text Ithaca)

Publisher  Bruno Ceschel
Co-Publishers  Nicholas Muellner & Catherine Taylor

Combining text and image, My Birth interweaves photographs of the artist Carmen Winant's mother giving birth to her three children with found images of other, anonymous, women undergoing the same bodily experience.

As the pictorial narrative progresses, from labor through delivery, the women's postures increasingly blend into one another, creating a collective body that strains and releases in unison.

In addition to the photographic sequence, My Birth—a facsimile of Winant's own journal—includes an original text by the artist exploring the shared, yet solitary, ownership of the experience of birth.

My Birth asks: What if birth, long shrouded and parodied by popular culture, was made visible? What if a comfortable and dynamic language existed to describe it? What if, in picturing the process so many times over and insisting on its very subjectivity, we understood childbirth and its representation to be a political act?

My Birth, coincided with Winant's on-site installation at the Museum of Modern Art's Being: New Photography 2018.

22 x 30.5 cm
120 Pages

4-Color Offset
at Grafiche Veneziane (IT)

Munken Lynx Rough

Exposed Softbound with Poster Dust Jacket

Glossy Display by Bold Decisions

Published by SPBH Editions 
& Image Text Ithaca
First Edition of 750
ISBN 978-1-999814-44-1

Select process and installation images courtesy of Carmen Winant
Select process images courtesy of Bruno Ceschel
Book images courtesy of Self Publish, Be Happy