12.26.2010

DEBORAH LUSTER: Tooth For An Eye








Photographs (c) Deborah Luster/Courtesy of Twin Palms Publishers

DEBORAH LUSTER
Tooth For An Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish

Jan 6 – Feb 5, 2011
JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY
513 West 20th Street, NYC

The New Yorker
Murder In The Round by Vince Aletti

"The city of New Orleans is a topographical/ architectural/material/cultural phenomenon with a diverse population participating in raucously colorful and fascinating pursuits and rituals. Homicide is a cultural fact of the life in the city as well. In Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish (Twin Palms, 2010), Deborah Luster explores the city in a new way, creating a compelling portrait in the form of a photographic archive of contemporary and historic homicide sites. Following on from her first book, One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana (Twin Palms, 2003), Tooth for an Eye explores the themes of loss and remembrance in a series of tondo photographs that offer an opportunity for the viewer to enter deeper into the idea of the city, a place where life and death coexist, neither free of the other/s influence."–Twin Palms Publishers

NPR Interview: After Deborah Luster's mother was murdered, Luster turned to photographing prisoners...read more here

Large scale fine-art photographic printing for the exhibition created by Griffin Editions


18 comments:

Caio Fern said...

the circles, for some reason it fits so perfectly to the city's architectural's style.
combining with this theme and tittle it gets even more intense curious and pretty.

Bruce Barone said...

This is AMAZING!

meera said...

I vaguely remember listening to the NPR story, so I checked the link again --fascinating story and haunting photographs. Thanks!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Intense is right, and so is powerful.

Karena said...

Elizabeth there is indeed something about the circles with the subject. Amazing!

You have been such an inspiration to me!

Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Carlos Lorenzo said...

My best wishes for you too next 2011. Thanks for sharing so much art in 2010. Your blog is really inspirational.

✿ ♥ France ✿ ✿ said...

Merci bonne fêtes à toi aussi

kathrin said...

your blog is excellent and allways I love it to look at your blog, I wish you a very nice time for 2011 and hope to find more such onderful things at your blog, big hugh Kathrin

HELENA AFONSO said...

MAY "LIGHT" fullfill your days in 2011,
HELENA

JL Cancio said...

Great Liz! Thnks for all.
Happy New Year!

gianna said...

Dear Liz
happy 2011 for you and your family
from Buenos Aires, Argentina

GYPSYWOMAN said...

such a magnificent blog that you share with us all - a truly generous gift every day of the year - wishing you and yours peace and love! jenean

Foquinha! said...

Hey Liz, 2011 even better for you! Thanks so much, Foquinha \o/

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Thanks so much for your kind wishes. I would like to wish you and your family all the very best this holiday season and a prosperous 2011!

Betty

Crissant said...

Thanks for share it. Really curious photographs.

All the best wishes to you and to all of us in 2011!

tossan® said...

Edition congratulations very well prepared.
That our hope is not just a dream but a reality this new year. Happy New Year!

kyungmee said...

Hi Liz! Hoping you have a wonderful Holiday Season and NEw Year! Thanks for bring these wonderful Artists & inspiring storys..journeys to us!

marcaval said...

Really beautiful images and great work!!!
Thanks and many wishe for 2011!!!

Ciao Marco