As It Was Give(n) To Me
First edition, first impression of As it Was Give(n) to Me by Stacy Kranitz. Signed or unsigned copies available all in new condition. Published by Twin Palms in 2022. Large hardback.
For the past twelve years, Stacy Kranitz has been making photographs in the Appalachian region of the United States in order to explore how photography can solidify or demystify stereotypes, and interpret memory and history in a region where the medium has failed to provide an equitable depiction of its people. Rather than reinforcing conventional views of Appalachia as a poverty-ridden region, or by selectively dwelling on positive aspects of the place and its people to offset problematic stereotypes, this work insists that each of these options are equally problematic ways of looking at place.