records, wandering perspectives, side notes
A selection of work from the past three years by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora. Curated by Ileana Selejan.
Thursday, January 5th 2012 – Monday, April 30th 2012
Thursday, January 5th 2012 6 - 8PM
Stovall Gallery, 8th Floor
Kimmel Center for University Life New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
New Jersey based photographer Greg Maka has been documenting the work in Abydos since 2009. He has also dedicated much of his time to other projects in Egypt, from documenting rooftop pigeon fanciers in Cairo to photographing Tahrir Square during the height of the revolution. With an introspective approach he seeks to reveal that which lies beneath the surface of both quotidian life and historical moments in time.
Amanda Kirkpatrick joined the project in 2010. From Brooklyn, New York she has traveled widely in the United States, Europe, in Central America and the Middle East. Amanda’s approach is best described as non-narrative documentary. The narrative however is retained in the desire to represent experience as a whole, outlined in singular specific moments and points of perspective.
Gus Gusciora is a photographer/short filmmaker based out of Telluride, CO. His travels have taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central America and his work has appeared in magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Powder, Bike and Men’s Journal. Gus is eagerly awaiting the chance to document the 2012 Field Season at Abydos, Egypt.
Ileana Selejan is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts. She has been part of the Abydos project for the past few years, at first working from the office in New York, and in 2010 and 2011 on site, as photo archivist and blogger. She is currently writing a dissertation on aesthetics in war photography and protest art from the late 1970s.