Publications and Prints

Special Edition

From Where Loss Comes

An unblinking look at how sacrifice and belonging are deeply rooted in the human experience.
Charcoal Press, 2022. Trade Edition, Special Edition

Book Details:
Edition of 1000
Hardcover, embossed linen
92 pages, swiss binding
60 b&w photographs
10 x 14 inches
Printed China

From Where Loss Comes asks us to hold in the same visual space love and violence, sacrifice and gain, mutilation and beauty, personal loss and community belonging. In a deeply sensitive, sobering collection of photographs, Malde captures the humanity contained in a fundamentally inhumane practice and compels viewers to linger with their own self-reflection of how they may bring hurt even as they care.” — Dr. Linda Mayes, the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center.

‘From Where Loss Comes’ explores love and violence, sacrifice and gain

The rituals we put ourselves through to fit in in the world vary widely from country to country. Some, like female genital mutilation are physically scarring and painful. We seem to like to debase ourselves. It is part of human nature. Racism, sexism, ableism, nationalism.
Different people have different expectations, and we concoct various ways to make that true. The result? Massive inequality, war, famine, death, destruction. Nothing good comes of it. The world is not fair. Malde’s photos are a sharp reminder.

— Kenneth Dickerman,
The Washington Post,
August 29, 2022