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From Jérôme Tanon, the visionary behind 2016's satirical docu-shred masterpiece "The Eternal Beauty Of Snowboarding" comes a stylistic hardcover celebration of women's snowboarding.
For more than a decade Jérôme Tanon has trained his lens, both in filmmaking and photography, on riding culture in a way that exposes an uncommon tapestry of personality, emotion, talent and brevity in order to broadcast the more compelling aspects of our shared snowboarding experience.
Over the last two years Jérôme has dedicated his craft to capturing the trials and triumphs of those women who challenge themselves and the perceptions of what is possible on a board every time they strap in. The result is "Heroes" a first of it's kind, 288 page hard cover book that is aesthetically engaging, intimate and above all else inspiring.
In addition to the photography of Jérôme Tanon "Heroes" brings together a cadre of female creators who are not only the subjects of the action imagery but also the authors and illustrators adding an authenticity to the storytelling.
According to Jérôme Tanon: "Women snowboarding progressed radically in the last decade, yet there is a great lack of global photo works about the girls, and that sucks, really. They are total heroes, absolute rippers, independent and bad-ass women, and their total commitment to snowboarding has to be documented. I travelled around the world during almost two winter seasons to meet them, hear their stories and photograph them in the streets, the parks and the back-country. I was blown away not only by the insane level of riding, but also by the sheer passion they put into their snowboarding. It really did feel like family. Come and be part of the first book dedicated to women in snowboarding."
Contributors: Estelle Pensiero, Robin Van Gyn, Mary Walsh, Crystal Legoffe, Marie-France Roy, Leanne Pelosi, Nirvana Ortanez, Desiree Melancon, Marion Haerty, Kaisa Lemley, Morgan Anderson, Sarah King, Elena Graglia, Melissa Riitano, Ylfa Runarsdottir, Elena Könz, Ivika Jürgenson, Naima Antolin, Christy Prior, Jessa Gilbert, Tina Jeler, Natasza Zurek, Anna Gasser, Hana Beaman, Jamie Anderson, Laurie Blouin, Leila Iwabuchi, Annie Boulanger, Alexis Roland, Zoë Vernon, Mia Brookes, Sina Candrian, Klaudia Medlova, Natacha Rottier, Christina "Pika" Burtner, Alicia Gilmour, Margot Rozies, Hannah Eddy, Zoi Sadowski-Synnnott.
Reproductions of the main body of work : 28 silver-gelatin lith prints made in the darkroom.
Pentax 6x7 scans of negatives.
Personal stories written by the snowboarders themselves.
Artworks by female snowboard artists.