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February’s book bag: Jesus as muse, tips from Douglas Coupland and a reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft

Prix Pictet, Confinement, Te Neues publishing, 104pp, £29.95 (hb) More than 40 photographers shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet photography prize since 2008 cast their eye over a world depleted by the Cobid-19 pandemic in Prix Pictet, Confinement. High-profile names such as Naoya Hatakeyama of Japan, London-born Susan Derges and the US photographer Joel Sternfeld give their own personal responses, in texts and imagery, to the devastation caused by the coronavirus crisis. The US photojournalist Ed Kashi shows sufferers being transported to hospital by the emergency services while the French photographer Stéphane Couturier focuses on “buildings in Brasilia’s banking sector [representing] a world that has suddenly become obsolete”. Activist Shahidul Alam’s image is pithily summed up in its title: Artists protest against the Digital Security Act used to arrest artists and journalists during Covid-19, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020).
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Douglas Coupland brings his prophetic slogans to Vancouver's billboards

A series of prophetic slogans first conceived by Douglas Coupland nine years ago have finally come to his hometown of Vancouver in the form of billboards. The latest incarnation of his Slogans for the 21st Century project, whose iterations have been exhibited at the Serpentine Galleries and Somerset House in London and, most recently, at the Copenhagen Contemporary, is presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival, McKinley Studios and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.
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