Inga Erdmane

Pres House, book sealed with a stamp in a silver envelope

Pres House, book sealed with a stamp in a silver envelope

Book signing at Paris Photo 2014

Book signing at Paris Photo 2014

Pres House, book sealed with a stamp in a silver envelope

Pres House, book sealed with a stamp in a silver envelope

Book signing at Paris Photo 2014

Book signing at Paris Photo 2014

Press House

The Press House was built in 1978, during the Soviet era. Up to the 90’s when Latvia regained independence, it was one of the only three skyscrapers in Riga and the whole country. Up to this day, a lot of people hold memories and a certain nostalgia about the time that brought forth a feeling for a brighter future.

In the spring of 2014, the old typography wing of the Press House – 11 000 m² – was given to the creative industries. During the first clean-out we found employee ID cards, original building plans, various documents, photographs, stamps, letter boxes and other traces from the old times. Surveying the portraits of the employee ID cards, we decided to turn them into a book. 

Title: Press House
Publisher: Self-published
Author: Inga Erdmane & Ilze Vanaga
Language: English
Size: 29×40.5 cm, 96 colour pages, sealed with a stamp, in a silver envelope
Release date: 2016
Limited edition: 20 copies, signed, numbered

Shortlisted for Unseen Amsterdam Book dummy 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In the collection of Photo Book Museum, Cologne, Germany

2014

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