Ori GershtNov 25, 2020
Proust Questionnaire 30
Ori Gersht, Photographer
New Books Network 2020
Exploding flower arrangements, meticulously staged scenes of beautiful destruction, haunted landscapes, still lives brought to their sublime end as if a host of angels unfolded their terrible wings just a bit too close.... Ori Gersht's photographs are unlike anything you've seen before. Gersht was born in Israel in 1967, but has lived in London for over 30 years. His photographs, films and books are concerned with the relationships between history, memory and landscape - and they are stunning.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.