Copeland Book Market 2013
Speaking of scars deals with trauma and memory. During a three-year period, photography was used to process an experience that couldn’t be processed. In the book memory takes the form of images, as it repeats and reconfigures itself around new and existing experiences.
Despite the fragile nature of the images, the book expresses its brutal subject in a delicate way as it explores the complexity of trauma. The details of banal life offer up a world where things once seemingly benign become menacing; yet beauty holds resonance.
Speaking of scars is an expression of the unspeakable, taking inconceivable events and transforming them into a visible language.
The book was shortlisted for the Les Rencontres Arles Prix du Livre 2013.