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Photography Series: Adriana Zehbrauskas

Family Matters / Adriana Zehbrauskas


           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 is 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.

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