Photography Series: Inbal Abergil

Inbal Abergil / N.O.K. - Next of Kin

          Tuesday November 14th, 2017, 7:00 PM  

One night only, book launch & talk
Stephen Mayes talks to Inbal Abergil about her new book N.O.K-Next of Kin

N.O.K.-Next Of Kin examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict. Abergil traveled throughout the US to meet with relatives of fallen soldiers and to document their methods of coping through the preservation of personal effects. Small, private monuments exist in garages, basements, and storage lockers across the U.S. Families must decide which objects to keep, what to take with them or let go of when they move or as time passes. The interviews that accompany the series exist as further evidence of this loss. Through images and testimonials, N.O.K honors the dead while giving voice to a community of survivors who keep memory alive as they strive to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of loss. 
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Inbal Abergil is a visual artist and an educator from Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited in Northern Ireland, South Korea, Israel, and the US. Abergil’s work can be found in such public collections as the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Fisher Landau Center for Art (Long Island City), The American University Art Museum (Washington DC). and Haaretz Collection (Tel-Aviv).
Among her numerous awards, she won the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Photography Grant in 2017. She was an artist in residence at Baxter St. at the Camera Club of New York (2015), where she had her solo exhibition N.O.K- Next Of Kin (2016). Abergil is an Assistant professor of Photography at Pace University.
Stephen Mayes is Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust. Across twenty-five years he has managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in the diverse areas of art, fashion, photojournalism and commercial photography. As creative director and as CEO he has written successful business plans and reshaped operations for American, Asian and European imaging companies. Often described as a “futurist” Stephen has broadcast, taught and written extensively about the ethics and practice of photography.

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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