We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Antola’s first monograph Circadian Landscape (published by Damiani) is now available for pre-order via Amazon. Circadian Landscape makes its official release March 27th. Stay tuned for book signings in both New York and Los Angeles. Congrats Jessica!
Circadian Landscape is a vibrant journey through Sub-Saharan Africa. Traveling mostly by car, Jessica Antola captures the distinctive style and beauty of everyday life in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Togo. Her striking portraits, landscapes, and vignettes offer an intimate view of life lived in rural villages, big cities, and along the remote roadways between the two. Men dressed head to toe in elaborate African wax textiles share a motorcycle, ancestral spirits bridge earthly and supernatural worlds in masked dances, the rich red soil dusts the lush tropical jungle, a girl in an oversized straw hat steers her boat with a boldly patterned patchwork sail, and a gold jewellery-clad Kumasi king performs a warrior dance. Just as Antola is captivated by how people around the world express themselves in relation to their environments, so do these images reflect this: the astonishing variety of ways people create and define themselves daily, over and over again, through dress and ritual, work and play.
Jessica Antola released new work from her ongoing personal series, “Mother.”
Jessica says about the inspiration behind the project, “Mother is rooted in my childhood memories of playing in my mom’s closet and discovering a treasure trove of old and new; things she bought in Kashmir or Iran in the 1960’s, mixed with finds from a Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale in the 1980’s. I can still feel her elegant fabrics against my skin when she held me as a child. Her style has always been her own. Now in her 70’s, her petite figure wears everything as beautifully as I recall. In this series my focus is on her body, portraying her form as my distinct memory. Only her hands show the passage of time.” We are thrilled to see more from Jessica and her mother, Iris, as this series unfolds.
Color bounces off the walls of interior designer Starrett Ringbom’s bright, NYC apartment, shot by Jessica Antola for the new issue of Domino.
Jessica Antola’s frequent trips to Africa, exploring people’s connection to their environments, inspired her upcoming monograph, Circadian Landscape (Damiani, Spring 2018).
We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Jessica Antola to the Giant roster! New ideas mix with ancient customs to create fascinating frontiers in Jessica Antola’s work. Bold, colorful expressions fully engage her audience in a world that is distinctly her own. Her imagery has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally and has been recognized by numerous honors including PDN’s 30, American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, The Exposure Award, International Photography Awards and Prix de la Photographie. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.