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Limited "extra edition" of the precious hand-made book by Andrea Botto, made in the memory of his grandfather Primo Benedetti, tracing his return journey from a Nazi prisoner of war camp at the end of WWII.

title: "19.06_26.08.1945"
author: Andrea Botto
extra edition: 150 numbered and signed copies
release: November 2014
publisher: Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna (Italy)
supported by: Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin

80 pages (183 b/w pictures) + 25 color plates (various sizes) + text
book size: 18x27 cm
hand-bound with the author
clothbound hardcover with color inserts and elastic

***Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014 _ shortlisted***

***Les Rencotres d'Arles Author's Book Award 2014 _ top ten shortlisted***

***Ponchielli Prize 2014 _ Book of the Year***

***FotoBookFestival Dummy Award 2012 _ 3rd Prize***

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"Created in the memory of Andrea Botto's grandfather Primo Benedetti, the book traces his journey through Northern Germany to his home in Tuscany after being released from a Nazi prisoner of war camp on June 19, 1945. Botto’s approach was to compile images from the internet by searching dates in tandem with the names of cities through which his grandfather passed. Pages of historical images are combined with 1:1 scale personal documents and letters sent to his family during his imprisonment. The resulting book feels as if the reader has discovered an encyclopedia of war filled with tender personal documents slipped between its pages." (Jeffrey Ladd on TIME LightBox)

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