Hvor ingen talte. Fotografier fra en park i Moskva (Where No One Spoke. Photographs from a Park in Moscow) – INSCRIBED by Krass Clement. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1991. Original photoillustrated wrappers. 80 pp. lllustrated throughout with fine black and white photographs. Only minor wear to cover and a small discoloring to titlepage else very good copy
INSCRIBED by hand by the artist!
Krass Clement masterpiece by the author of ‘Drum and an increasingly rare work. ‘ : The 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt August 1991, also known as the August Putsch or August Coup, collapsed in only three days (19.-21. August) and Gorbachev returned to government, but the event destabilised the Soviet Union and is widely considered to have helped in bringing about both the demise of the Communist Party and the collapse of the Soviet Union. ‘Hvor ingen talte’ is Krass Clement’s photographs shot on the 24. August 1991 portraying the people gathered in a park following the funeral procession for the victims of the August Coup. ‘Street Photography’ or ‘Portraits’? A certain photo by William Klein from 1. Mai 1959 Moscow comes to mind, but this is different. In this unintrusive little photobook Krass Clement is making the reader a fellow witness to an important moment of change in history shown in the faces of common people. The title of the book has in Danish a double meaning ‘Where No One Spoke’, but also ‘Where No One Counted’ (…).