Gaza Works is a book by the artist Kent Klich, published by Koenig Books in collaboration with Hasselblad Foundation. The book comprises photos of Klich’s work at the Gaza strip from the early 2000s, together with essays by, among others, Judith Butler, Mette Sandbye, Raji Sourani, Eyal Weizman and Louise Wolthers.

Our aim was to create an object of everyday use, rather than a precious coffeetable-book. The publication is softbound with painted black edges. The photographs are treated as full bleed images on uncoated paper with the addition of a terracotta colour as a red thread running throughout the publication. Blank areas were utilized at various places in the essays as a parallel to the missing people, objects and furniture in Klich’s depictions of everyday life in Gaza.

The book was awarded an honorary mention at the photobook festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, 2017.

Client: Hasselblad Foundation, Koenig Books
Type of project: Book design
Format: 220 x 270 mm
Number of pages: 264 pages, softcover
Year: 2017