Sophie Calle Photofile

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Sophie Calle Photofile

Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Her work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is renowned for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives, which she has deployed in her renowned works Suite VénitienneThe Hotel, and Address Book. She has had major exhibitions all over the world, including at the Venice Biennale, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and has also worked closely with the writer Paul Auster. The Guardian called her “the Marcel Duchamp of dirty laundry,” and she was among the names in Blake Gopnik’s “10 Most Important Artists of Today,” with Gopnik arguing, “It is the unartiness of Calle’s work—its refusal to fit any of the standard pigeonholes, or over anyone’s sofa—that makes it deserve space in museums.”

About the series: The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price. Handsome and collectible, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page photographs in duotone and/or color, plus an introduction and a bibliography. Now back in print, the series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography.