Number of pages: 172
Number of images: 104
Publication date: December 2021
Measurements: 9.5 x 11.75 inches
Photographs by Viviane Sassen . Text by Marjolijn van Heemstra and Jerry Stafford . By Irma Boom.
Viviane Sassen (born in Amsterdam, 1972) studied fashion design and photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts and Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. A retrospective of seventeen years of her fashion work, In and Out of Fashion, opened at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, in 2012, traveling extensively thereafter. Sassen was included in the main exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, in 2013. She was awarded the Dutch art prize Prix de Rome in 2007, and an International Center of Photography Infinity Award in 2011. In 2015, Sassen won the German Photography Academy’s David Octavius Hill Medal and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her exhibition Umbra. She has also received numerous awards for her many publications.
Marjolijn van Heemstra is a Dutch poet, novelist, and playwright, who holds a master’s degree in religion. Her first poetry collection, If Moses Had Been More Persistent (2009), won the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. She debuted as a novelist with The Last of the Aedemas (2012). Her latest novel, In Search of a Name (2020), was nominated for multiple national prizes and has been translated into nine languages. She currently writes for the Correspondent, Harper’s Bazaar, and several newspapers.
Jerry Stafford is an author and creative director. His work has appeared in Aperture, Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Numéro, AnOther Magazine, the New York Times, and W Magazine, among other publications.