It’s a Saturday night and I am in my studio. With my new printer, I have been getting inspired to print from all the various little projects I have going. Since I started clipping/saving images from the newspaper, I have been moved by images of people holding photos of their loved ones. It is usually someone who has disappeared – missing or dead. The Madres de Plaza de Mayo helped make it a understood political act to hold the image of your missing child as public protest. Tonight I made a grid of images I have in my computer – scanned from newspapers, magazines and grabbed from the web. When see together, the gesture of the hands holding the images speak about the loss, love, anger, and the absence. I notice more.
Above The Fold
Looking at 16 years of photographs on the front page of The New York Times
Web project that explores the afterlife of images and the experience of looking at photographs as a disruptive encounter. I continually update with new images.
Dancing with the Zapatistas: Twenty Years Later co-edited with Diana Taylor; Duke University & Hemi Press
Women Mobilizing Memory, Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories, exhibition catalogue featuring Above The Fold
My essay "Photographic Interference" is included in Picturing Atrocity , edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller, and Jay Prosser.
I created the cover image for Marianne Hirsch's book The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust.