Laura El Tantawy: Post-Script

Laura El Tantawy: Post-Script
RRB Publishing / The Photographers' Gallery
Launched at the opening of the Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize at The Photographers' Gallery, this postcard book contains previously unpublished images from In the Shadow of the Pyramids, Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution.

Standing in the Shadow of
the Pyramids,
The beginning meets the end.
Here I choose to bury my most
valued possession,
In a place I once called home.
Concept
The cover text picks up from the last phrase In the Shadow of the Pyramids and presents a unique series of previously unpublished images from the project as a run of perforated postcards.

Format
The publication is a perforated postcard book encased in a self-locking cover, engineered specifically for this publication. An edition of 750.

Paper
We printed on Munken Rough paper to give the publication the rawness needed to reflect the subject and the format. The cover uses GF Smith's Colorplan.

To keep the full bleed images clean and uninterrupted, captions were typeset inside the cover.
See the book on Laura's website.

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"Based on images and texts that Laura ran on her Instagram account, [Post-Script] questions the role of photography, it looks at the different stages of the revolution, it connects the psychogeography of Tahrir Square to the psyche of the Egyptian People." — Colin Pantall

Read 'It's Very Easy to See When Something is Very Good' by Colin Pantall.
Read Tim Clark's 'A Q&A with Laura El-Tantawy, Deutsche Boerse Prize shortlisted photographer'
Assembly
The publications were shipped flat and assembled onsite by Laura and Victoria. It took 2 hours (including tea breaks) to assemble 100 books.