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What critics are saying about TULSA, OK

Page after page, my jaw would drop. It’s a seriously fucked up book about a seriously fucked up subject. 

Jonathan Blaustein / aPhotoEditor


Brilliantly designed by master João Linneu, TULSA, OK is a book of craziness, nudity and loneliness. A book full of death, blood, desecration… Double homage to Larry Clark and Antoine d'Agata, it’s a work that screams, where police sirens howl, where intimate pleasures are intimate disasters.

Fabien Ribery / L'intervalle (France) 


A shocking book where on each page we wonder how he did it. It's even more dramatic than we expected! And it’s completely crazy.

Jean-Jacques Farré / LIKE (Paris)

Your book arrived today. I love the smell of it. And after a quick thumb through, it is beautiful, and haunting and seductive and horrific. I look forward to a deep dive into it.

Lela D. (Santa Fe, NM)


This book is garbage. Beautifully designed, perhaps even over designed, but garbage nonetheless. [...] Stay away.

James C.

It’s a gorgeous book, showing a real problem through a totally new lens. It’s a masterpiece. 

Hope N. (San Francisco, CA)

This is some of the shittiest porn I have ever seen. [...] Thinking about giving it away. Or shredding and burning it. Fuck you, Mr. D'Allant. 

Andrew M. (Bellingham, WA)

Read Valentine Zeler's InFrame interview of Victor d'Allant (with a wide selection of photos from TULSA, OK)

In a very thorough three-part series, Le Photographe Minimaliste tells the genesis of TULSA, OK --what happened when Victor d'Allant met Antoine d'Agata in Bangkok (Part 1), how he ended up in Oklahoma without Larry Clark (Part 2) and why Stanley Greene was such a big influence (Part 3).

You can order TULSA, OK here or buy a copy in the best art/design bookstores in Los Angeles (Hennessey+Ingalls and ARTBOOk @ Hauser & Wirth), Tokyo (Flotsam), London (Setanta Books), Brussels (Tipi Photo Bookshop) or Paris (Le Plac'Art, La Nouvelles Chambre ClaireLove Book Hotel and la Maison Européenne de la Photographie MEP). It's NOT available on Amazon.



What they are saying about SHE HAD BLOOD

Doing feminist art is good for everyone. That’s why I wanted to be in your book. When I heard about it through my friend, I thought: "That’s so fucking hard core, I love it!"

Diana, a sitter


The book is amazing. I'm so moved by your sensitivity and depth to an event that is so personal to women.

Victory Tischler-Blue, photographer (and musician, a.k.a. Vicki Blue with The Runaways) 


My 15-year old daughter loves the book. She is buying copies for her friends. So they don't feel so weird about "it."

Julie W., mother (and more)

It's a work of art and truly a unique expression. The photos are riveting of course, but also the writing and curation. I'm already experiencing the power.

Paula K., social entrepreneur (and painter)

Closely involving his sitters with the production of his pictures, Victor gives us the exact opposite of the male gaze. His purpose is not to appropriate our menses or to change them, but rather to heal and reconcile what needed repairing after years of taboo. He always does so with kindness, while emphasizing each individual’s unique story.

French authoress Élise Thiébaut in her introduction


It's brilliant. I'm so honored to be a part of this. To think that you captured my very LAST periods... it makes me cry.

Caroline, a sitter

As an unrepentant feminist I obviously wholeheartedly approve of your menstruation project. It's galling that we're squeamish about even mentioning the life-giving blood, all the while snapping up tickets to the latest gore-filled Tarantino film. Because non-menstrual blood is kosher, thank you very much. So yes - it's important to start a conversation. It's vital, as a woman, that I see representations of my life, my experiences, my body, in art and in culture. Because once we give it a name, we don't have to be ashamed of it anymore.

A British publisher

This book shows what I have experienced 288 times thus far. When I turn the pages reading other women’s experiences, I laugh; I feel them; I get it. Yuuup!! that is so true! Damn, I remember when that happened to me! It’s a fun, quick read and a platform not just to break a taboo but also to build a bond among women, because we are all together in this.

Renee, a reader

This is a very weird and surprising subject and it makes me think a lot. Immediately I'm intrigued by a man who wants to explore this issue and I think that's part of what is potentially really powerful about your work, providing a kind of social acceptance for women to talk about their periods. And that I think is the power of this work, giving people permission to transgress about this subject. I think it is important that you are a man, and I appreciate that you are able to get people to open up about this and pose, I appreciate that the pictures are beautiful, weirdly, although I really do have a strong visceral response and I just want to flush the tampons away. So I’m excited and slightly repulsed by this, which I think is good. You are a brave and innovative man to take this on. I can genuinely say that I've never seen work quite like this.

An art critic

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