The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova
2013 / English / 1100 copies
Khava Gaisanova lives in Chermen, a village in the heart of the North Caucasus. In 2007 her husband disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear without a trace – kidnapped, arrested or simply executed and buried in anonymous graves. The unstable North Caucasus described in this book lies on the other side of the mountains from Sochi. In The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova, a grim picture unfolds of the region hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Gold medal at European Design Awards 2014
Winner PDN Photo Annual Book Category 2014
Listed as one of the best books of 2013 at Photo-eye Magazine
Nominated Photo Espana Book Award 2013
Truly excellent, highly recommended.
(Joerg Colberg, Conscientious)
After reading this book, I was deeply impressed. Not only by what the authors - under sometimes life-threatening conditions - have established, but also by the enormous power to survive of all those ordinary people they have interviewed and portrayed and whose stories are now burned on my brain.
(Michel Krielaars, NRC)
200 mm x 270 mm / 352 pp + 32 pp. insert / 107 Colour Photographs / Signed copy
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