Instructional Photography: Learning How to Live Now
Carmen Winant
(SPBH Editions)


Available to preorder - this title is due to release in Spring 2024.

Instructional Photography: Learning How to Live Now is a timely visual essay by artist and writer Carmen Winant. An investigation of a genre of photographs Winant calls ‘instructional’, it asks: can photographs teach, in and of themselves? If so, how might we look to them to demonstrate new possibilities, from social organising to self-actualisation?

Alternating between found images and text-based observations, Winant delves into this new category of images through her own collection. Winant queries how each image behaves as a small mirror, arguing for the primacy of photographs to instruct and impart both technical and ontological knowledge.

10 x 14.8cm, 120 pages

ISBN 978-1-916041-24-0
September 2021
€15 £13 $16.95