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Cemetery Festival – Coming Together

The bilingual book (in Latvian and English) “Cemetery Festival — Coming Together“ is dedicated to this peculiar Latvian tradition.

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The first part of the book comprises black-and-white photographs by Mārtiņš Grauds taken at various cemetery festivals between 2008 and 2012. The second part features essays by Janīna Kursīte, Ilona Miezīte, Māra Mellēna, Tālis Tisenkopfs, Andris Akmentiņš as well as conversations with photographer Mārtiņš Grauds, director Alvis Hermanis and actor Gundars Āboliņš.

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The book is supplemented with a poster featuring Mārtiņš Grauds’ photos of exactly 101 cemetery benches.

Cemetery Festival – Coming Together

2016
In Latvian and English
Editor: Inese Zandere. Photos: Mārtiņš Grauds
Text authors: Andris Akmentiņš, Janīna Kursīte, Ilona Miezīte, Māra Mellēna, Tālis Tīsenkopfs
Design: Rūta Briede, Artis Briedis
142 pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-9934-512-87-2
Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation

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