OMG It’s me – Claudette van de Rakt
Claudette van de Rakt
Essay: Sacha Bronwasser
Essay’s & Poems: Esther Porcelijn, Merel Bem, Janneke Stegeman, Romy van Dongen,
Anne Pillen, Sonja Prins
Text: Claudette van de Rakt, Anne Pillen, Anna Zanger
Design: Anouk Stoffels
Genaaid Zwitsers gebonden met Amerikaanse omslag
Dutch / Engels
256 pages / 16,5 x 22 cm
ISBN 978-94-91525-92-6 / NUR 653
Publication date: 29 februari 2020
Oh My God
Is this me? That is the question Claudette van de Rakt poses in OMG it’s me, this book filled with unexpected self-portraits. It’s not really a question; because of this OMG, it’s more like an incredulous observation, expressed in contemporary app language: Oh. My. God. This is me.
This brave collection of other selfies breaks with the conventions of the selfie making person. Having the guts to break the mold of social media norms is the book’s red thread. Besides contributing her own photos and films (accessible via an app), Claudette invited female guest authors to make textual contributions. Taken together, they make OMG it’s me into a strong and contemporary gesture. An invitation to look at one’s own face and body as openly and free of judgment as is possible.