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With essays by Stuart Morgan and Lois Keidan.
Published by Black Dog Publishing
ISBN 1 90 1033 54

"As critical and popular interest in Franko B’s work grows, this photographic study by Nicholas Sinclair is timely and invaluable. I welcome it both as an extraordinary piece of work in its own right and for its sensitive tracing and exquisite framing of the uncomfortably brutal but haunting images at the center of Franko B’s work. Photography can never capture the holistic experience of performance – the total and interdependent engagement of the senses, the intellect and the emotions – and Sinclair’s photographs do not try to do this. This sequence of photographs is neither a detached documentation of performances, nor is it a postmodern bio-pic. Rather it is an intelligent study of an artist focusing on the images and the imagery which are the key to the potency and power of Franko B’s work."

LOIS KEIDAN
Director of Live Arts 1992 – 1997,
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London