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The Other Side of Memory (Signed)

$ 40.00

The Other Side of Memory: Photographs by Luis C. Garza is an exhibition of 66 black-and-white silver gelatin prints drawn from the extensive, largely unpublished archive of this Chicano photographer’s work in Los Angeles, New York, and Hungary.

Some photographic images cannot be forgotten. They become iconic to an age, a place, or both. For this exhibition and its companion publication, the organization of Garza’s images is not arranged according to place or chronology — the most obvious ways of presenting documentary photography. Rather, curator Armando Durón seeks to subvert the usual distinction between documentation and art that form the two main branches of photography, allowing viewers instead to construct a narrative of their own. Images are paired or joined to encourage the viewer to form new images from the combination witnessed. The works in the exhibition were also selected for their ability to evoke memory. Durón suggests there is at least one other other side of memory—the road not traveled.

Until now, Garza’s images have rarely been exhibited to the public. His work documented his East Los Angeles community during the early 1970s, his South Bronx neighborhood during the 1960s, and his 1971 travels to Budapest, Hungary for the World Peace Conference where he met Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Photographs by Luis C. Garza

Signed with 2023 by photographer, Luis C. Garza on title page.