Lara Atallah, MFA Photo ’14 Releases New Book: Edge of Elysium, Vol.1

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The book is the first part of a two-part journey through time, space, and land along Southern European and Western Asian coastlines. Damaged Polaroids are interspersed with short texts that navigate the ideas of love, belonging, loss, and grief through narratives filled with quiet images. The book reflects on the futility of manmade borders by exploring human experiences tainted by trauma and melancholy. Despite these tribulations, the texts are also imbued with a stubborn hope.

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