Pacifico Silano’s book I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine made MoMA’s 10 favorite photobooks list

02 November 2021

This year, MoMA, who actively supports the photobook phenomenon, has launched a new yearly celebration of the photobook and made the list of 10 favorite photobooks of 2021, dating between July 2020 and August 2021. Pacifico Silano’s photobook, I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine, has made it to the list and is now a part of the MoMA Library collection. It is also available for anyone to purchase in the Design Store. 

I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine was published in collaboration with Loose Joints Publishing and supported by Fragment. It represents the artist’s research on LGBT identity and print culture with imagery taken from a vintage archive of 1970s gay porn magazines folded inside a hardcover casing. It is a 4-meter long book based on Silano’s installations that can be read as a long continuous art object or a sequence of individual images.