ELLEN JACOB: Waiting Room

 Ellen Jacob's Installation Waiting Room: Kay 
Soho Photo Gallery, NYC
Photograph (c) Ellen Jacob

Profile In Bed
Photograph (c) Ellen Jacob

The Queen and the Pope
"Kay loved the royal family and I brought her a solar powered queen who waves." Photograph (c) Ellen Jacob 

The View
Photograph (c) Ellen Jacob  

Waiting Room is the story of Kay’s time at the boundary between life and death and the place where she spent that time.

"Ellen Jacob's highly unusual installation, which I have seen, is a courageous look at how a courageous woman died in a nursing home on New York's Upper West Side. But I think it is also about the fundamental courage required from each of us to sustain our lives in the face of such vast uncertainty and, finally, to wait for the end without losing ourselves in that uncertainty. What I see in this work—in the photos and quotes and reconstructions of the environment—is that Kay remained Kay throughout her waiting." – Kirk Cheyfitz, CEO Story Worldwide

Ellen Jacob: Waiting Room: Kay
September 3-October 2
Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St, NYC

Artist Reception:
September 4, 6-8pm

Ellen Jacob is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. Her photography has been featured on the Voice of America, Slate, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail and appeared in Harvard’s Nieman Reports, selected by The Center for Fine Art Photography juried Family show, selected by f-stop documentary juried issue, and been highlighted as a Jen Beckman HotShot Contender. She holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute. Ellen exhibits at the Soho Photo Gallery and lives in New York City. read more here

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