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In early 2011, Jimmy Edmonds’ son was killed in a road accident while traveling in SE Asia. From personal tragedy he has created a moving and insightful book that reflects the way we use photographs in the process of mourning. It is also an exploration of the nature of photography itself. The “chaos of meaning" that Edmonds discovers lying at the heart of photography, mirrors almost exactly his own confusion surrounding the death of his son.

Rarely have photography and poetry come together with such force.


About the Author

Jimmy Edmonds
Jimmy Edmonds was born in East Sussex, England in 1950. He is a full time documentary film editor and a part time photographer. The films he has worked on have won acclaim and a number of awards, including a BAFTA in 2009 for Chosen (Channel Four True Stories), an expose of child abuse in an English boarding school. His own film “Breaking the Silence”, also on child abuse, was aired on the BBC in 2006. The “ash clouds” were first shown as part of the Lorca in England festival in Stroud, Gloucestershire where Edmonds now lives with his wife Jane and daughter Rosa.

Publish Date  June 30, 2011

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  118 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (2)


jimijima says

Thank you Kirkp, it has been a difficult project but it seems to have struck a chord and is of real value to others who are also grieving. JImmy

posted at 05:26am Jul 04 PST


Kirkp says

An incredibly moving and beautiful manifestation of the 'chaos of meaning'

posted at 02:54am Jul 01 PST


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