A book by Hans Theys

Published by Hannibal Books, 2021

Softcover with flaps
27 x 22,2 cm, 324 pages
Trilingual edition English-Dutch-French
ISBN 9789463887823
Printed by die Keure, Belgium

Concept and realisation by Hans Theys, in collaboration with Max Pinckers
Typography by Rudy Latoir

Translations by Helen Simpson, Michèle Deghilage

Text by Hans Theys The Weight of Photographs About all the photo series of Max Pinckers, 2021

This trilingual book marks the culmination of ten years of collaboration between the photographer Max Pinckers and the writer Hans Theys, who was given permission to use a personal selection from all of Pinckers’ photographs to create a classic photobook without having to take into account their original context. The publication also contains an essay in which Theys discusses Pinckers’ oeuvre based on thoughts by Susan Sontag.
This book was published to accompany the solo exhibition Max Pinckers – Double Bind in FOMU - Photo Museum of Antwerp from November 26, 2021 until March 13, 2022.

Hans Theys (b. 1963) has written and designed more than fifty books about the work of contemporary artists and has published hundreds of essays, interviews and reviews in books, catalogues and magazines. All these publications are based on collaborations or conversations with the artists in question.

"With the work of Max Pinckers, we never quite know if it is staged or candid, that is his great strength, and this book shows us this conundrum with great conviction.” — Martin Parr