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A Sarajevo to Paris special edition featuring a signed uniquely wrapped book and fine art print
Sarajevo to Paris, fashion or reportage, deciding on the title of a book is mind-boggling. Marleen Daniëls calls herself a documentary photographer that accidentally ended up doing fashion.
The end of the '80s was an interesting and intense time in world history, and a particularly creative time in the world of fashion. As a young female photographer Marleen Daniëls was interested in both worlds. She was travelling for newspapers and magazines to the fashion weeks in Milan and Paris and to the conflict zones of Lebanon and Iraq. It was during the war in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the siege of Sarajevo that she matured in documentary photography, fortunately without being injured.
Thirty years later, when looking back, those two worlds — documentary and fashion — still define her work. Both are equally represented in her archives. This book, of her fashion work, is the first to be published. She called it Sarajevo to Paris because sometimes she would travel directly from one to the other. These two cities had a big impact on her life.