The Unreal Real

Steidl

2018

Liza Ryan: The Unreal Real published by Steidl and edited by Manfred Heiting.
Liza Ryan: The Unreal Real published by Steidl and edited by Manfred Heiting.
Liza Ryan: The Unreal Real published by Steidl and edited by Manfred Heiting.

Description

Edited by Manfred Heiting
Hardcover: 176 pages, 110 images
Four-color process 
Hardback / Clothbound 
29 x 22.8 cm
Publisher: Steidl
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-95829-351-9 
 

The Unreal Real, Liza Ryan’s fifth publication, surveys the last two decades of her work. Thirteen chapters, loosely organized by chronology and series, present a collection of Ryan’s nuanced observations. Trained as a photographer and a student of literature, Ryan uses images as language as she moves fluidly between photography and video, collage and mixed media, to capture her diverse perceptions. The Unreal Real describes the otherworldly that exists in the everyday and offers a common thread of meaning throughout Ryan’s layered oeuvre. Whether documenting her experience in Antarctica or examining the repercussions of loss, Ryan’s work captures a sense of evanescence that might otherwise go unnoticed.