‘Inner Disorder’ by Jérôme Sessini

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Finalist European Design Awards 2022 Category Artistic Catalogue

Sometimes a single book can summarize a period, an event, a phenomenon. Only the talent of the author can make the difference. Magnum photographer Jérôme Sessini’s images of Ukraine’s 2014 uprising are not nice, they are appropriate and necessary. They rightly question the horror, violence and hypocrisy that characterize six years of wars at the gates of Europe. Sadly, the publication has become more relevant than ever.

‘Inner Disorder’ gathers photographs and text of both the harshest moments and low times of a war paced by life, death, boredom and silence. The proximity of the events leaves no respite to the reader as the familiarity of the faces blatantly illustrates the banality of war. And yet, Sessini reaches beyond the context to produce a universal message.

“From early 2019 onwards, we have been working in close collaboration with Jérôme Sessini on the conceptualization and design of ‘Inner Disorder’, which was published by Editorial RM in 2021. With the Russian invasion in Ukraine and the dramatic escalation of the war which already began in 2014, ‘Inner Disorder’ will get a second revised edition. This will allow us to do some revisions to the existing content and to update the book with new material.”

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