In the winter of 2017, Julia Mejnertsen bought 45 canisters of negatives from an antique shop. The pictures span from 1929 to 1961 – a period that marks a historically important time for Denmark. Oscillating between the factual and the fictional, Julia Mejnertsen tells the story of her great-grandfather, Mejnert Mejnertsen, and the discovery of his role during the German occupation of Denmark (1940-1945) and later the Cold War. Family photos of M.M. mixed with the pictures from the canisters blend true stories with made up ones.
The physical book emulates an old Hollywood movie script. Hidden in the French folded pages you’ll find the entire script written out.
‘M.M.’ was on the Kassel Dummy Award shortlist in 2018 and was conceived with the help of Akina Books and Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo 2018.
M.M. is handmade and an edition of 45 numbered copies. The cover colour varies between caramel brown (pictured), dark brown, blue and dusty green – please remark when ordering, if you have a favourite.
Specifications: Blankt Papir Press ・ 2019 ・ Softcover ・ 21,5 x 31 cm. / 90 pages ・ English