Half-Life: a portrait of Lauren

Title: Half-Life: a portrait of Lauren

Photographer/s: Jay Muhlin

Date of publication: October 2008

Place of publication: Boston

Dimensions: 8×10 inches

Edition size: 100

Number of pages: 147

Type of printing: hp indigo

Language: English

ISBN: 0-89822-125-0

Category: Artist Book

Price: $75

Summary: half life: a portrait of Lauren, focuses on the life and suicide of a close friend and my relationship to her. The project is comprised of photographs and collected writings that Lauren and I shared throughout the six years we knew each other, and photographs and documents created now, after. Having been confronted by a haunting absence, I want to make evidence of her with my photographs.

Website: jaymuhlin.com

Donated by: Jay Muhlin

iPL Notes: This book was part of the exhibition “bookMARKS” (SPE November 2011) curated by Carlos Loret de Mola and Willson Cummer.

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