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Book Details:

Winner of Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award 2023

“This is a remarkable book that plumbs the depths of memory and the building blocks of identity. It is a gem. It’ll suck you in and is a profound excavation of what it means to be human, pitfalls, elation, misery and sadness combined.” – The Washington Post

In this photo book, Salih Basheer collects the few memories he has of his parents, who passed away when he was three years old. These memories, seen from a child’s perspective are presented in a mix of images, writing, self-portraits, and drawings, as fragments of a lost childhood. The book is Salih’s visual process of learning more about his parents and himself and serves as a method of healing from personal trauma.


  • Pocket-sized linen-bound hardback with tipped-in image

  • 11,5 × 16 cm


  • 112 pages


  • 46 monochrome and colour plates


  • Text by Salih Basheer


  • Language: English and Arabic


  • Edition of 700


  • ISBN 978-87-973526-3-2


  • Printed in Denmark by Narayana Press


  • Published 27 January 2023



Grants & Awards:


  • Winner of Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award 2023

  • W. Eugene Smith Grant

  • Everyday Projects Grant

  • AFAC Visual Arts Grants

  • Tasweer – Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Award

Buy this title from Disko Bay

Price €38

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