Hide & Seek.
Photographs by Beata Szparagowska.
Le Caillou Bleu, 2012.
64 pp., color illustraitons throughout,
Addressing the relationship between the photographic subject and performance, and by extension, the presentation of realities as produced representations, photographer Beata Szparagowska shows how theatrical device plays an essential role in the making of images. “She emphasises that what is shown to the public draws meaning from what is obliterated.” Collected here are a number of intriguing photographs, from masked human subjects to empty landscapes and interior spaces, all speaking to a distinct avoidance of the habitual tropes of representation.