Emile Hyperion DubuissonFAR, Published by Adad Books, July 2013
This previously unpublished series of photographs was made in Siberia in the early 1990s while Emile Hyperion Dubuisson was working as assistant director in a film crew shooting a documentary about the former Soviet Union. Challenged by the extreme conditions, filming was difficult and Dubuisson began taking pictures with a small all-weather camera around the villages in the Yamal Peninsula where gas work- ers, scientists and local reindeer herders lived and worked. On his return to Moscow, Dubuisson strug- gled to process his film and believed his negatives to have been damaged beyond repair. It is only recently that he returned to this material and has finally been able to produce photographic prints. The resulting images offer a strange, poetic vision of the bleakness of Siberia evoking its remoteness in both time and space through a combination of Dubuisson’s singular scenes of sub-zero life and the unintentional effects of the passage of time and the photographic process.