Book Club – Stefano de Luigi, Pornoland Redux

Virtual event


January 18, 2022
10:00–11:00AM EST

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Twenty years on from his first book, Pornoland, which investigated the pornographic film industry around the world in 2000 – 2003, and which was published by Thames and Hudson in the UK and the US,Stefano de Luigi has revisited his archive to produce Pornoland Redux. A self-published edition with 350 copies, De Luigi has given the subject a more personal vision, with more than half of the photographs previously unpublished. 

In this Book Club, hosted by Ziyah Gafic, Stefano de Luigi will discuss how his investigation and vision changed over two decades, as well as the differences between self-publishing and working with a commercial publisher.


Ziyah Gafic

, Sarajevo

Ziyah Gafic (1980) is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Sarajevo focusing on societies locked in a perpetual cycle of violence and Muslim communities around the world. He covered major stories in over 50 countries.

Stefano De Luigi

, Paris
Born in Cologne in 1964, Italian photographer Stefano De Luigi currently lives in Paris and started his career working for the Grand Louvre Museum as a photographer from from 1989 to 1996. He has published 3 books: “Pornoland” (Thames & Hudson-2004), “Blanco” (Trolley, 2010), and “iDyssey” (Edition Bessard 2017). His numerous awards include four World Press Photo awards (1998, 2007, 2010, 2011), the Eugene Smith fellowship grant (2008), the Getty Grant for editorial photography, the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award (2010), and the Syngenta Photography Award (2015).
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