Ursula by Hannah Whitaker
HannahWhitaker’s photobook imagines the embodiment of personified technology, addressing how these figures are gendered, subservient, and sexualized.
Immersed in techno-futuristic design tropes, Whitaker’s playful, maximalist and estranging photographs are encased in a metallic silver background that nods to the product design of digital servant hardware.
The flexible hardcover case is wrapped in a custom dyed faux leather cloth, creating a synthetic skin for Whitaker’s publication. Science fiction-inspired lettering brings a cinematic quality to the back cover, while a barcode wrapping its spine supports the notion of this imagined protagonist and her namesake book as consumable products.
Photographs: Hannah Whitaker
Editors: Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor
Text: David Levine, Dawn Chan
Publisher: Image Text Ithaca Press
Designed with: Élise Rigollet