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Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli

Amanda Watson-Will

Beth Uzwiak

Charlene Asato

Elsi Vassdal Ellis

Ewa Monika Zebrowski

Francesca Phillips

Frans Baake

Geirmundur Klein

Hanne Niederhausen

Jane Simon

Kristin Flanagan

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Linda Morrow

Louise Levergneux

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In the Reading Room:

Ann Lovett

Bill Westheimer

Emily Artinian

Joan MacDonald

Kevin Laubacher

Michael Peven

Mirabelle Jones

Phillip Zimmerman

Shu-Ju Wang

Tara O'Brien

Tom Finke & Jean Buescher-Bartlett



Francesca Phillips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


White Monks: A Life in Shadows

black linen, dark brown calf leather, Lambeth cartridge paper,

Calque tracing paper, silver gelatin print

10 x 9 ¼ x 1 ¼

© 2012


The book is full bound in leather and hand sewn, and the cover foil blocked in cream. It is housed in a slipcase, with the recessed photograph on the front a traditional darkroom silver gelatin print. Interior photographs are digitally printed.

Francesca Phillips is a British photographer and documentary filmmaker whose work draws on anthropological practices. Covering a wide spectrum of subjects, she has won awards for her work in both areas, and recently completed a three year long, in-depth portrait of life inside the strict and enclosed monastic order of the Trappists. Selected prints from the book White Monks: A Life in Shadows were exhibited in Spain earlier in 2012 and two more shows are scheduled to take place in the UK in 2013.