The book reflects her feelings, thoughts and memories during her quest. She visited Berlin, studied her family albums and talked to many people who dealt with addiction as well. The book will be accompanied with a video installation, where you meet the people who recovered from addiction and answered Vivian’s questions. You hear important quotes from their conversations. Quotes that break down the stigma around addiction.
The book comes with an essay by writer Ralf Mohren, known from his novel “Tonic”. In the past Ralf struggled with an alcohol addiction.
This project is a personal story with a universal mission: to show the human being behind addiction. To show it’s only a thin line between being addicted and not.
View Vivian’s prints in our print shop.
Design: Put Gootink, Amsterdam
Edit: Vivian Keulards and Ellen Sanders
Essay by Ralf Mohren
Format: 24.5 x 28.5 cm
Paperback, Japanese binding
112 pages with dozens of photos in full colour
Reviews & Features
The British Journal of Photography
The Royal Photographic Society Journal (March 2020)
Focus magazine (March 2020)
Sybylla J Smith Photobook Club (October, 29th, 2020)
Shortlists & Awards
SIPF 2020 Photobook Open Call