Neither by Kate Nolan is an exploration into the dreams and fears of young women in Kaliningrad – a tiny and isolated Russian region on the Baltic Sea – through both image and text.
The women generously opened up their homes and their minds to Kate, guiding her through the stories of their region, helping her better understand the links between place, identity and history. This self-published photobook, designed by Dutch designer -SYB- interweaves my images with the words – both historical and contemporary – of these women.
Neither seeks not to answer questions, but rather to give voice to the experiences of the women of Kaliningrad.
“One of the key issues in photobooks – get rid of the text so the images work perfectly – separated, surrounding, cut-off citations to flip through with our without the images – a wonderful and perfect collaboration between the artist and the designer to make the most out of the story and beautiful photos!” Josef Chaldek