A Proposition For Departure - Exhibition Catalog Signed by Sohrab Hura – Magnum Photos

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This black-and-white notation book reads as an instructional guide for the artist, dictating sound extractions that Hura would create from a selection of his photographs. “I wanted to try and extract sounds that would reflect a state of being that I had felt at the time of making the image.” The 20-page pamphlet is filled with images on which the artist has hand-written measurements, directional cues, and other notes, including where he intended sound to peak, and not peak, according to the image. Even without sound, this book is a beautiful artform in itself, and offers a rare visual guide to Sohrab’s practice that is just as illuminating as it is thought-provoking.

Softcover, 20 pages

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 20
  • Size: 13.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Publication Year: 2017

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Created and printed by Sohrab Hura to accompany his exhibition of the same title, A Proposition for Departure focuses on the relationship between light and sound, and reads as an instructional guide for the artist, dictating the sound extractions that Hura would create from a selection of his photographs.


This black-and-white notation book reads as an instructional guide for the artist, dictating sound extractions that Hura would create from a selection of his photographs. “I wanted to try and extract sounds that would reflect a state of being that I had felt at the time of making the image.” The 20-page pamphlet is filled with images on which the artist has hand-written measurements, directional cues, and other notes, including where he intended sound to peak, and not peak, according to the image. Even without sound, this book is a beautiful artform in itself, and offers a rare visual guide to Sohrab’s practice that is just as illuminating as it is thought-provoking.

Softcover, 20 pages

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 20
  • Size: 13.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Publication Year: 2017

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Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.