Morad Bouchakour was one of the photographers invited by Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) to give a picture of modern New York for a group exhibition in that city commemorating four centuries of the connection between Manhattan and the Netherlands. Bouchakour, a sometime New York resident, pointed his camera at passers-by who did not stand out in the New York street scene. Communications agency Vandejong, which also works for Foam, then cast the resulting piece of photojournalism in the shape of a large fan-fold that the panel thought well suited to Bouchakour’s style of photography. It’s a pity this not particularly exclusive-looking ‘book’ has been brought out in a limited edition of only 500 copies. It deserves a wider audience.
Morad Bouchakour – Menhattan
Final editor: Natasja Reeuwijk
Publisher: Morad Bouchakour, Amsterdam
Designer: Vandejong (Pjotr de Jong, Lucie Pindat)
Lithographer: DeckersSnoeck, Antwerp (B)
Printer: DeckersSnoeck, Antwerp (B)
Binder: Moeskops Grafische Afwerking, Bladel
Dimensions: 230 x 298 x 16
Amount of pages: 62 p.
Number of copies: 500 numbered
Price: € 87.50
ISBN: 978 90 814599 1 4
Font and foundry: Amalia
Binding style: concertina-folded, in handmade slip case
Material: 250gsm Arctic Volume (interior), white MC pasted onto 1.7mm grey board (slip case)