– A friend pointed me to the work of Carrie Levy who recently gave a lecture in her class. Although I really dont like her newer work, Levy’s project 51 Months is really wonderful and it is now on the top of my book list.
On Carrie Levy’s 16th birthday, her father was sentenced to four years in prison. Levy soon grasped the consequences: people’s sidelong glances, and the whispers and stares at her school, which she left early in order to escape her own prison. Then she picked up her camera and started to photograph the empty spaces in her home, on the road, her garden, and outside the prison. The touching images in 51 Months are redolent of loss, of vacant lanscapes that for Levy were filled with painful meaning. Levy’s singular story ended when her father came home, four years later, and she tucked her container of 500 photographs under her bed where they remained a hidden visual narrative–until now.
© Carrie Levy
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