“Edge of Elysium, Vol. 1” by Lara Atallah is the first of a two-part journey through time, space, and land along Southern European and Western Asian coastlines. Damaged Polaroids are interspersed with short texts that navigate the ideas of love, belonging, loss and grief through narratives filled with quiet images. The book reflects on the futility of manmade borders by exploring human experiences tainted by trauma and melancholy, but is also imbued with hope.
Printed on 100lb smooth cover with matte UV coating
70lb smooth text insides, with a Vellum center spread
Edition of 100
Open Projects Press, 2019