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MYOP : Hemeria : Olivier Laban-Mattei & Lisandru Laban-Giuliani : Neige noire & Variations en solitude majeure


Two new books are published by Hemeria. Neige noire by Olivier Laban-Mattei & Variations en solitude majeure by Lisandru Laban-Giuliani.
The work of two voices: a photography book  & a novel | A father & his son.
The publisher present the books as follows:

In 1931, the famous Inuit novelist Augo Lynge imagined Greenland in 2021 as a land of plenty integrated in a happy globalization and in symbiosis with the former Danish colonizer. In 2021, on the occasion of the tercentenary of this colonization, a father (photographer) and his son (writer) put their steps in his own to confront the Greenlandic society of today. What happened to the dream?

[Neige noire] The photographer Olivier Laban-Mattei has chosen black & white to recreate the universe of light and shadow of an Arctic territory disrupted by climate change. In Greenland, the snow turns black when it comes into contact with pollution. But this blackness is also that of the enigmatic and tormented souls whose path he has crossed.

[Variations en solitude majeure] On his side, his son the writer Lisandru Laban-Giuliani has projected himself into a novel with dystopian leanings to explore the tense future of a country at a crossroads, as its inhabitants describe it, fear it and desire it. From testimonies and stories collected on the spot, he weaves a narrative as intimate as it is gripping of the possible futures of the island.

These two singular views interact to let us understand in depth why and how Greenland alone condenses all the current global issues.


The Neige noire photobook benefited from the know-how and expertise of the Printmodel production agency, associated with Hemeria, which developed specific image and printing processes in 2 blacks on the Munken Polar rough paper.

The challenge was to reflect the dynamics of blacks and whites present in the photographer’s images, the complexity of these deep black atmospheres in a colorimetric space which had to restore all the nuances of the Greenlandic landscape and society. The precision allowed thanks to these tailor-made developments made it possible to stay as close as possible to the documentary approach that the photographer wanted to deploy.


MYOP presents Neige noire and Variations en solitude majeure, Thursday March 14, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m
At MYOP – 15, rue de l’Aqueduc – 75010 Paris


Hemeria | Publication in bookstores: April 5, 2024 | Size: 18×25 cm
ISBN: 978-2-490952-31-1 | Price including tax: €69
Book also available on

Hemeria | Publication: April 5, 2024 | Size: 17×24 cm
272 pages ǀ ISBN: 978-2-490952-51-9 | Price including tax: €59
Hardcover, B&W photos
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Hemeria | Publication: April 5, 2024 ǀ| Size: 17×24 cm
192 pages ǀ ISBN: 978-2-490952-50-2 | Price including tax: €19.50
Paperback, glued square spine
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