Mark Antony is the second volume of Still Cursing, a trilogy of photobooks that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, which invite contemporary photographers to respond to his evocative and visceral language.
For the second volume of Still Cursing we invited submissions from photographers of all abilities and styles to respond to the language of Shakespeare. For this volume, we chose an extract a scene from Julius Caesar, where Mark Antony curses the death of Caesar.
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men:
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife,
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds
– Mark Antony in Julius Caesar
We received a wide-range of work from across the globe, with a huge variety of interpretations inspired by this evocative piece of writing. Out of the large number of submissions, eight photographers were selected for publication, with their images not only moving us, but acting as great examples of how Shakespeare inspires diverse interpretations. The artists are:
Brian Kennemer, Dani Gherca, Jim Clinefelter, Mark Page, Hiko Havranek, Nabil Tazi, Nathenaël Fournier and Zoe Zipela
Still Cursing: Volume II – Mark Antony is in a limited edition of 100, expertly printed at A5 on 270gsm Colorplan Turquoise (cover) and 140gsm Acroprint (inner) to a total 36 pages, featuring 14 photographs. It is available to purchase here.
Still Cursing is produced by 1623 theatre company and SHOW ME PICTURES.
Top Image by Zoe Zipela