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May 2019

Presentation 30th may, 7 pm,


The project started with a box of negatives Maria found at her parents’ house a few years ago. There were about 200 processed and unprocessed films, shot by her father. She excavated their contents, delving deeper into the lost images of her father’s life, to create her own stories by using these photographs he took before his marriage to her mother and her birth.
She let myself enter into the world of a young man she never knew, and find connections in what possibly cannot be connected with the help of Italo Calvino’s words from his novel ‘If on a winter’s night a traveller’.

With this book Maria Kapayeva continues her artistic exploration of questions about found images and archives, and how a coincidence can lead to a new narrative that does not relate perhaps to the real events in these photographs. It is her way to build up ‘a possible portal between an unfinished past and a reopened future’

published by Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania
Selected at Aperture First Photobook Award 2018

Hours and Infos

Book presentation, 30th may, 7 pm

Leporello, Via del Pigneto, 162/e – Roma