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Edgar Martins: Anton's Hand is made of Guilt. No Muscle or Bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb.

Edgar Martins: Anton's Hand is made of Guilt. No Muscle or Bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb.

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Anton’s Hand is made of Guilt. No Muscle of Bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb. is a research-based documentary project based on actual events, a lipogramme and an imaginary anthropological study in one. This multifaceted body of work includes original photographs, archival photography and images researched from private Islamist, Libyan and dark web forums. It also comes with an album of probing soundscapes produced by the artist exploring the everyday experiences of a war correspondent as well as a book of drawings . Developed in North Africa from 2019-2023, this part-documentary, part-speculative project is based on a poignant and very personal story and experience: the death and disappearance of Edgar Martins’ close friend, photojournalist Anton Hammerl, during the 2011 Libyan war. The book takes Hammerl's story as a jumping off point to reflect on the decisive but paradoxical role that photography has played in conflict zones, photographic ethics, the portrayal of loss and trauma, whilst exploring the misinformation ecosystem surrounding war.

This expansive and multifaceted publication is Martins' most ambitious and personal book to date. 



Title: Anton's Hand is made of Guilt. No Muscle or Bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb.
Publisher: The Moth House, 2024
Photographer: Edgar Martins

Authors: Essays by David Campany, Will Self

Editors: Edgar Martins, André Montenegro

Graphic Design: Atelier Pedro Falcâo

Format: Softcover, 2 different covers, includes sonic album
Size: 20.8 x 26 cm, 328 pages
ISBN: 9780956908551

Edition: 500 copies

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