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Eva Saukane

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Roots is a photo-art book, telling a family-story through the childhood memories of now a grown-up woman – Eva Saukane. The book consists of an unedited roll of film, which Eva Saukane discovered inside her grandfather’s camera. Having stood untouched for about 20 years, mold had grown into the film, blurring the images similarly as time does to our recalled memories. 

When Saukane found the camera with the film inside, the film had two exposures left to be taken. Unknowingly completing her grandfathers work, Eva Saukane took the remaining shots and brought the film to be developed. She discovered the mysterious effect, and the ambiguous story of the family began to unravel. 

Signed by the artist.


  • Audience Price of the Dummy Award @ Self Publish Riga during the 2016 Riga Photomonth Festival
  • finalist @ the 2016 Encontros da Imagem Festival in Braga (Portugal)
  • selected for the Latvian Photobooks exhibition @ the 2017 Gothenburg Photobook Festival
  • selected for the Latvian Photobooks exhibition @ the 2017 Gaze Photobook Festival
  • shortlisted for the 2017 Harriban Award, Kyoto (Japan)
  • selected for the new Latvian photobooks presentation @ Efti’s Plural event in Madrid (Spain, 2017)
  • exhibited @ the 2017 Self Publish Riga
  • selected for the publication How We See: Photobooks by Women (New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2018)
  • selected for the Photo Book Exhibition @ the 2018 Athens Photo Festival

Eva Saukane – ROOTS

Photographers: Valentīns Grigoļunovičs & Eva Saukane
Book designer: Janne Riikonen
Cover: hard (glue binding with fore-edge fold)
Format: 230×150 mm
Number of pages: 38
Number of photographs: 36 (duotones)
Language version: English
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Kult Books, Stockholm (Sweden)
ISBN: 978-91-984059-0-3


About Eva Saukane

Eva Saukane (b. 1988) | based in Riga (Latvia) | graduate from ISSP Riga | holds a degree in Master of Arts in Photojournalism from Mid Sweden University (2016) | focuses on historical photo and video archives, family albums and found photography | teacher of Photography at Riga Art and Media School | member of Baltic Analog Lab, working with analog image making |

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