Pictures of Pictures by Sara Cwynar

Published by Printed Matter (2014)
24 Pages, 15 x 22 cm, Paperback, Edition of 350

Sara Cwynar’s Pictures of Pictures is a taxonomy of images of photographs found in discarded printed matter, based on writings by Roland Barthes which emphasize the ‘that-has-been’ of photography – how a photo palpably brings the past back to life, while also showing you what is no more. Designed in an indexical yearbook form, the book emphasises death narratives associated with photography – saving and re-presenting a collection of unknown photographic subjects for contemporary viewership.