Mues Design

The second book for Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur is the result of a residency of the artist in Dubai in 2014.

Olivia takes us on a journey through the city today and back in time, to 1961, when a ship carrying people between India, Pakistan and the Gulf, sank. 238 of the passengers were said to have lost their lives. The artist is asking herself: ‘Could someone have survived? And what would they see if they came to the city now, fifty years later?’ Pictures of the Shipwreck are weaving in and out of documented modern Dubai life. The book is printed entirely on transparent paper, juxtaposing images directly with the help of the show-through. The viewing experience is more like a film or a slide show, supporting the sense of loosing orientation and chronology of events.

 

Stranger, Olivia Arthur
Fishbar

The second book for Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur is the result of a residency of the artist in Dubai in 2014.

Olivia takes us on a journey through the city today and back in time, to 1961, when a ship carrying people between India, Pakistan and the Gulf, sank. 238 of the passengers were said to have lost their lives. The artist is asking herself: ‘Could someone have survived? And what would they see if they came to the city now, fifty years later?’ Pictures of the Shipwreck are weaving in and out of documented modern Dubai life. The book is printed entirely on transparent paper, juxtaposing images directly with the help of the show-through. The viewing experience is more like a film or a slide show, supporting the sense of loosing orientation and chronology of events.