Zona, Siberian prison camps. This successful photo book from Carl De Keyzer was published in 2003. Eight years later, it is being released again...
Carl proudly presents a premier in European photography: Zona for iPad.
During two years, 2000-2002, Carl de Keyzer has documented daily life in 35 of the 135 prison camps in the region of Krasnojarsk, Siberia. In a territory as big as Europe, prisoners live in a "country" of their own, with specific rules and estheticus. Headed by one General in charge, they constitute a free labour force of 1.000.000 men and women gathered in camps, mostly built in the 1930's , as described by Soljenytsin in his novel: "The Gulag Archipelago".
Look at the faces, and then the eyes, of the prisoners.
There is a calm despair there, and it tells a disturbing story.
Zona, after it's first release in 2003, is now also available on iPad.
This photographic journal of Siberian contemporary prison camps is a must have collector's item. It is filled with exclusive behind-the-scene material, stories, music and lots of other extra's.
Music optimized for use with headphones.
Carl De Keyzer started his career as a freelance photographer in 1982 while supporting himself as a photography instructor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. His interest in the work of other photographers led him to co-found and co-direct the XYZ Photography gallery. A Magnum nominee in 1990, he became a full member in 1994.