Swedish Book Art Award

The Margin of Error, by photographic artist Emanuel Cederqvist, continues the work started by Axel Hamberg one hundred years ago, depicting Sarek's National Park in the north of Sweden. In the book Cerderqvist places Hamberg’s archive photos next to his own taken in the same area.

As a landscape, Sarek hasn’t changed considerably since the last ice age around 10,000 years ago. The difference between the photographs is almost indistinguishable. It’s only the camera and the position in the landscape that set the pictures apart.

Published in 2019 by Blackbook publication.

The book is designed with both the past and the present in mind, making it look at home both in a modern bookshelf as well as in a century old archive.

Two images, taken in the same place, one hundred years apart, meet each other on the cover.

The design plays with the conventions of traditional hardcovers using familiar elements in unconventional ways.  

At the end of the book, text and images flow together in a continuous story creating a unique visual index.