Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 6:00p -

650 E. Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Photography and Visual Stories: A Discussion with Astrid Reischwitz and Sarah Malakoff

Thursday, April 18 from 6:00-8:00pm in-person at CAA @ Canal

Free Admission (registration required)

Are you a fine-art photographer? Do you have a passion for photography? Do you collect fine-art photographs? Or do you just love a good fine-art photo book? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, be sure to join fine-art photographers Astrid Reischwitz and Sarah Malakoff as they share their insights on creating and publishing a book of photographs.

This discussion, presented in conjunction with the Cambridge Art Association's "Storytime" photography exhibition, will offer a unique opportunity to explore what drives Astrid and Sarah to create compelling photographs—and to discover how they crafted a cohesive visual narrative from individual images.

Whether you're a photographer, an art enthusiast, or simply intrigued by the art of storytelling through visual imagery, you’ll find this conversation a rich and fascinating exploration of the process of publishing a fine-art book.


There will be time after the presentation for questions from the audience.

About Personal History | Sarah Malakoff’s long-term photographic projects explore private space as a realm where the things with which we surround ourselves, both consciously and unconsciously, express our identity, aspirations, desires, and fears. In Personal History, she turns her attention to objects displayed within American homes that reference culture, history, and ideology. Whether representations of historical figures, events, or monuments, the possessions point to a longing for connection to the past and an engagement with the world at large. Often the collections of objects underscore the privilege and power implicit in the act of collecting. These souvenirs resonate — sometimes humorously, sometimes disturbingly — with the other possessions and architecture that surround them, uneasily vacillating between heroism and kitsch, patriotism and colonialism.  

About | In Spin Club Stories, Astrid Reischwitz explores personal and cultural memory influenced by her upbringing in a small farming village in Northern Germany. She uses keepsakes from family life, old photographs, and embroidered fabric from the village to build a world of memory, identity, and home. The Boston-based artist takes cues from the old tradition of spin clubs in her village, where village women met to spin wool and create needlework—and share stories while they worked. She transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey. Her own embroidered designs are partial representations of her ancestral linens, emphasizing the fragmentary nature of recollection. By following the stitches in these fabrics, she follows a path through the lives of her ancestors and converses with the past.


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