The Heart is a Sandwich

Jason Fulford



Funny, profound, absurd, and filled with unexpected beauty, this new photobook from American artist Jason Fulford is a collection of twelve stories drawn from a decade of encounters with Italy. Taking the form of a novel-sized paperback, the book includes meetings with ball-breaking bakers, an exploding museum cellar, Aldo Rossi’s notes on happiness, the center of the Earth, and Guido Guidi’s garage.

Fulford’s pictures are deceptively simple, imbued with a gift for composition that brings forth metaphors and meaning. Known internationally for his skill as an editor, Fulford uses layered articulation and careful sequencing to suggest ambiguous meaning and invite endless reading.

Embossed paperback with flaps
13.6 x 20cm, 320 pages

ISBN 978-1-913620-96-7
April 2023
€40 £35 $45

The signed edition will be signed by the artist on press.

‘Combining performance, humor, and the art of innuendo, Fulford’s images are proof that photography can be fun.’ Blind Magazine

The Heart is a Sandwich is [an] ode to editing, intuition and the ability to sequence as essential qualities of the creative process.’ Internazionale

‘Everything is played on this thin line: a balance between meeting expectations, and deceiving them. Giving you comfort, to then make you lose the ground under your feet. The contract between the book and its reader is slippery, and keeps the latter on edge.’ PhMuseum

‘Fulford here uses layered articulation and careful sequencing to suggest ambiguity and invite renewed reading.’ Salon Litteraire

Featured in ‘Best photography books of 2023’ El País

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