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The Diminishing Present

Widely acclaimed, The Diminishing Present is presented in three inter-related segments and one final, independent chapter.
The premise for this work stemmed from Rushdie’s closing observations in the book The Wizard of Oz (BFI Film Classics): ‘Its not that there is no place like home, there is no longer any such thing as “home”’.
Produced almost entirely within a 3km radius of Martins’ home and studio, The Diminishing Present is a journey of recognition: the city and, in a broader sense, home, as our object of understanding is changing and because of this one needs to find a new critical language that supports it, and a new system of knowledge from which to derive our glossary of life.

Date: July 2006
ISBN: 978-0-9543957-7-3
Dimensions: 330mmx280mm
Pages: 160
Edition: 500 (signed and numbered)
Blind debossing on front & back covers with tipped-in image, housed in a screen printed acrylic slipcase
English & Portuguese
Essays by David Campany, David Chandler, Nuno Porto & Rita Amaral, Peter D. Osborne

About the Author
Edgar Martins is visual artist woking across different media. His work is represented in several high-profile collections, such as those of the V&A, RIBA, the Dallas Museum of Art; MAST , MUDAS, Modern Art Centre Lisbon, MAAT, Fondation Carmignac, amongst others. He has published over 16 books which were met with critical acclaim and exhibited internationally. He was selected to represent Macau (China) at the 54th Venice Biennale.

About the Writers
David Campany is a curator, writer, and Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York.
David Chandler  is Professor in Photography at Plymouth University. He works as a writer, editor and curator, in the fields of contemporary photography, photographic history and the visual arts.
Nuno Porto trained has a social anthropologist. He currently serves as Associate Director for Research and co-curator for Africa at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.
Peter D. Osborne is the author of Travelling Light, photography, travel and visual culture,Manchester University Press, and of a number of articles, papers and catalogue essays on photography and landscape; art, photography and travel; and on Latin America photography.


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