Opening: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:30 PM
Family Matters is a project born while I was working with the families of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers rural school that disappeared last year in Guerrero, Mexico. I noticed that none of them had family photos - all they had were cell phone snapshots, which were subject to accidentally being deleted or lost when the phone was changed. Nobody printed pictures.
It struck me then that these people had lost thier loved ones twice: they were denied a future with them, but also denied a past via photos. And who are we, without our memories? Perhaps our need for these pictures is rooted in our spiritual beliefs, in our conviction that life isn't simply a series of physical impulses that cease to have any meaning the minute they stop. So I set out to make family portraits and hand out the printed copies, right there and then.
~ Adriana Zehbrauskasfei
The Half King Photography Series
dedicated to showing exceptional photography. In tandem
with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog
between photographers and writers that underscores the
importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its
photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.