Max Pinckers – Margins of Excess: Text and Image in the Contemporary Documentary Photobook

Max Pinckers presents his recent book Margins of Excess (self-published, 2018) with a particular focus on how image-text relationships form documentary narratives. Not believing in an absolute truth or ultimate position of epistemological authority, his documentary works bring together multiple perspectives in which texts sampled from existing sources are encountered with photographs in order to create a narrative context. In Pinckers’ photobooks, reality and fiction are intertwined. Not to fool us, but to reveal a more intricate view of our world, which takes into account the intersubjective and fictitious nature of the categories we use to perceive and define it.