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Surat – Atong Atem


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Surat by Atong Atem
Perimeter Editions / PHOTO Editions

For Atem, the book is about movement, both geographic and historic. As she explains, ‘It’s about South Sudan, so-called Australia and everywhere else in between that I’ve rested my head to dream about my people – or rather, the depictions of people I don’t know but am connected to through photographs.’

Featuring an essay by Atem’s father, former South Sudanese Deputy Minister of Information and journalist Atem Yaak Atem, Surat will be launched at the PHOTO 2022 Photobook Weekend (21-22 May 2022).

48 pages, 28 x 20.8 cm, section-sewn hardcover, Perimeter Editions x Photo Australia (Melbourne).

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