OUT OF THE BLUE
2014-2016

Published by Meta/Books, Amsterdam (Delphine Bedel)
Graphic Design: Chi-long Trieu / Image processing: Aurélien Garzarolli
Hardcover, 21x28 cm, 144p
Booklet, 16x28 cm, 28p
Inserted posters, 41x53 cm

- Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 -
Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of acceptance and closure. The book combines materials from different sources, such as family archives, reproductions of police and psychic files as well as photographs by Virginie Rebetez. This two year project is also a a reflection on the medium of photography. The status of each image is constantly shifting, offering new meaning and context to this open case.

* Nominated as Best PhotoBooks 2016 by Rémi Coignet, Yumi Goto, Colin Pantall & Stefano Stoll !!

Reviews on the book:
> 1000Words Mag, October 2016, by Greg Hobson:http://www.1000wordsmag.com/virginie-rebetez/
> Photo Theoria, Octobre 2016, par Nassim Daghighian: http://phototheoria.ch/f/PhotoTheoria13_201610.pdf
> Collector Daily, by Olga Yatskevitch, November 2016: https://collectordaily.com/virginie-rebetez-out-of-the-blue/
> Review by Christer Ek: https://whoneedsanotherphotoblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/out-of-the-blue-by-virginie-rebetez-the-proof-by-absence/
> Review by Colin Pantall: http://colinpantall.blogspot.com.eg/2016/11/75-psychics-and-theyre-all-wrong.html