Apr 12th 2018

Trauma and Memory

@ Kibbitznest

2212 N Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Opening Thursday, April 12th, from 6:30PM - 8PM

Moderated by Lewis Kostiner, this discussion led by photographer, Jeffrey Wolin and Professor Lisa Yun Lee will revolve around interviews that Wolin conducted with the residents of Pigeon Hill, a housing project, in his book, “Pigeon Hill: Then and Now.”

Over 30 years, Jeffrey Wolin has worked on several long-term photographic series which address issues of photography’s relationship to memory; how memories are constructed over time; and the role of trauma and memory. His work includes portraits of Holocaust survivors (“Written in Memory”), American and Vietnamese War Veterans (“From All Sides”), and residents of a housing project (“Pigeon Hill: Then & Now”). Wolin includes text, sometimes hand-written directly on the photographs, sometimes typographic on adjacent panels. The stories are transcribed verbatim from interviews with the subjects to convey to the audience their voices and experiences. Wolin hopes to create a feeling of empathy for those who managed to survive intensely difficult circumstances, which have important lessons to teach all of us about the resiliency of the soul.

This event is FREE & OPEN to the public!

Registration is not required,
but appreciated due to space limitations.

This is a Special Presentation brought to you by donors and supporters of kibbitznest, a 501(c)(3) organization

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