Al Lavoro! by Charlotte Dumas is Fantombooks’ third release. The project is the result of the cooperation between Andrea Botto and Francesco Zanot, respectively director and curator of the 5th edition of ‘Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea’
Dedicated to examining contemporary photographic practice, Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea has entrusted Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas to document the subject of working dogs in the region. Dumas’ depictions investigate the formal and psychological attributes of portrait photography, studied by the way that we relate to animals. Thus the dogs become projections of our own thinking, while the intimate, eloquent and sculptural quality of the images are tuned to a broader tradition of social theory and portraiture.
Charlotte Dumas (b. 1977, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and was a resident at the Rijksakademie for Visual Arts in Amsterdam in 2001 and 2002. Her solo exhibitions include Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome; de Pont Museum, Tilburg, among others. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Scheffer Prize. She is currently based in New York. charlottedumas.nl
Charlotte Dumas, Al Lavoro! Published by Fantombooks, 2011. 40 pp. 978-8896677131