BRIGITTE CARNOCHAN. The Shining Path – A Limited Edition Book


Brigitte Carnochan. 21st Editions, 2006, Signed Limited Edition, Edition I of X. Features 10 Signed Original hand printed silver gelatin prints and one signed free-standing hand-painted silver gelatin print, Purple Grapes.

Brigitte Carnochan’s personally printed silver gelatin prints and Raúl Peschiera’s epic poem of love, revolution, and violence in recent Peruvian history blends the life and loves of failed revolutionary Abimael Guzmán, the founder of Sendero Luminoso, the Shining Path. Peschiera depicts him as both the passionate revolutionary and the passionate lover. Carnochan, one of the greatest photographers of both flowers and women, takes on beauty as her subject and theme. The result is a book of intense beauty–one that interweaves the floral and the feminine within the context of love and political passion.

The book features textured boards and the free-standing silver gelatin print is housed in a separate folded, letterpress printed presentation folder. The book and print are contained inside a custom-made clothbound clamshell box. Each of the 11 silver gelatin prints is signed on the border. Measuring 15” x 13.5”, the book is also signed by Brigitte Carnochan, Paul Peschiere, John Wood, and the publisher, Stephen Albahari.