The Story We Used to Tell. Photographs by Chris Marker with a Story by Shirley Jackson.

The human condition, memory, and how we view one another shape this pairing of photographs by Chris Marker (1921-2012) with a short story by Shirley Jackson (1916-1965). Jackson was an author of dark, suspenseful stories, while Marker was an avant-garde photographer and filmmaker. Both use ordinary moments to twist time and reality in a psychological examination of human behaviour and interactions. In the images, individuals return the photographer's gaze in an acknowledgment of the subject's brief entrapment by the camera. Similarly, Jackson uses the entrapment of two women in a picture to explore the unknowingness and irrationality of human emotions.

The Gould Collection, 2023
Hardcover, 108pp
280 x 180mm

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