The Amnesia Pavilions
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
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Nicholas Muellner in attendance for discussion along with photographer Dan Torop and curator Jim Supanick.
The Amnesia Pavilions is an annotated slideshow based on Nicholas Muellner’s new book of photographs and writing, recently named by Time Magazine a top photo book of 2011 . This autobiographical safari returns to the last days of Soviet Russia in search of both a missing friend and a lost version of the author’s former self. The Amnesia Pavilions argues for the incommensurability of the past and the present, and examines photography’s personal, vernacular and historical role in both bridging and broadening the temporal chasm of understanding.