Sara Cwynar was recently selected as one of six artists for Printed Matter’s Emerging Artist Publication Series. This inaugural program aims to help book artists publish new work.
Sara’s upcoming book Pictures of Pictures “will be a taxonomy of images of photographs found in discarded printed matter, based on writings by Roland Barthes which emphasize the ‘that-has-been’ of photography – how a photo palpably brings the past back to life, while also showing you what is no more. Designed in an indexical yearbook form, the book will emphasize death narratives associated with photography – saving and re-presenting a collection of unknown photographic subjects for contemporary viewership.”
Her book, as well as those of the other artists, will be produced and released as a loose series over the next year.