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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  July 07, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  120 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (9) Write a comment


kcareyphoto says

This book is stunning. I am so sorry for your loss.

posted at 05:27am Oct 30 PST


kcareyphoto says

This book is stunning...I am so sorry for your loss

posted at 05:26am Oct 30 PST


sisi2a says

I am moved .... but impressed with your strength !
thank you for sharing....

posted at 03:51am Jul 20 PST


jimijima says

Thanks to everyone who has sent their appreciations - your comments have been a great comfort. You can follow news of RELEASED on the facebook page here

posted at 01:29pm Jul 19 PST


jimijima says

Thank you Kev for your comments - you are very kind

posted at 01:26pm Jul 19 PST


kaparu2 says

A beautiful and moving book Jimmy an artist and photographer I appreciate it.....but I appreciate it on a very different level as a parent...and as a parent with two sons building his life somewhere else and one traveling as we speak.....

.......Joshua lives on through your love in whatever realms we have yet to know about........thank you for sharing something of his life with us.

best wishes to you and your family


posted at 12:17pm Jul 19 PST


rdarnell says

Your artwork, your love for your son and your passions for life and your family are all magnificent. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. I hope you find peace.

posted at 03:33pm Jul 14 PST


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