Pentti Sammallahti, Täällä kaukana (here far away), 2012

Finnish edition, cover back and front

Finnish edition, cover back and front

 

Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti is widely known to connoisseurs of black and white photography. Täällä kaukana is a retrospective book, bringing the photographer’s exceptional works to a wider audience. The quadratone printing quality is outstanding and the layout allows the works to breathe. Pentti Sammallahti’s photographs may be considered classic, in the best way. He is a master of panoramic photography. His works are graphic, poetic and quiet, successfully avoiding cliché or kitsch. A very fine book – a rare and beautiful flower, which breaks through the concrete pavement of contemporary photobooks.

The book is structured into nine chapters covering forty years of Sammallahti’s work. Followed by a seven-page bibliography and one page of biography.

Introduction by Finn Thrane
Text in chapter III by Pekka Sammallahti

The book was published in different language editions, under the following titles:

Finnish edition: Täällä kaukana, Opus 2012
UK edition: here far away, Dewi Lewis Publishing 2012 Publisher’s website: www.dewilewis.com
German edition: hier weit entfernt, Kehrer 2012 Publisher’s website: www.kehrerverlag.com
French edition: Ici au loin, Actes Sud 2012 Publisher’s website: www.actes-sud.fr
Spanish edition: aquí, tan lejos, Blume 2012 Publisher’s website: www.blume.net
Italian edition: qui, altrove, Peliti Associati 2012 Publisher’s website: www.pelitiassociatieditore.it

Hard cover

30.7 x 24.7cm

256 pages

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Pentti Sammallahti, here far away, 2012

UK edition, cover back and front

UK edition, cover back and front

Pentti_Sammallahti,_here_far_away_titlepage

 

 

Pentti Sammallahti, hier weit entfernt, 2012

German edition, cover back and front

German edition, cover back and front

Pentti_Sammallahti,_hier_weit_entfernt-title

 

 

 

Pentti Sammallahti, Ici au loin, 2012

French edition, cover back and front

French edition, cover back and front

Pentti_Sammallahti,_Ici_au_loin,_Actes_Sud_2012

 

 

Pentti Sammallahti, aquí, tan lejos, 2012

Spanish edition, cover back and front

Spanish edition, cover back and front

Pentti_Sammallahti,_aquí,_tan_lejos,_Blume

 

 

Pentti Sammallahti, qui, altrove, 2012

Italian edition, cover back and front

Italian edition, cover back and front

Pentti_Sammallahti,_qui,_altrove,_Peliti_Associati_2012

 

 

Pentti_Sammallahti,_Täällä_kaukana,all_editions

All six first editions (spines)