Self Portrait with Cows Going Home

Self Portrait with Cows Going Home

by Sylvia Plachy
     
 
In this, Plachy's most complex and personal book to date, we are asked to reconsider ideas of self-portraiture and going home again. In 1956, in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution, Plachy and her parents escaped into Austria carrying only a small valise. She returned to Hungary eight years later, this time with a camera in hand. Through the gently subversive images

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In this, Plachy's most complex and personal book to date, we are asked to reconsider ideas of self-portraiture and going home again. In 1956, in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution, Plachy and her parents escaped into Austria carrying only a small valise. She returned to Hungary eight years later, this time with a camera in hand. Through the gently subversive images gathered here, her life is revealed via clues, fragments of words and pictures as if by someone looking into a mirror and seeing her life pass before her eyes--not linearly like a film, but rather in layers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931788434
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 11.64(h) x 0.84(d)

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