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Jason Francisco: The Holocaust at 75: "Remembrance as Public Practice"

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Jason Francisco is an acclaimed artist and essayist. Bringing together documentary and conceptual art, his photoworks and writings focus on the complications of historical memory, and new directions in the art of witness. Much of his work concerns the inheritance of trauma, specifically concerning Jewish experience in Eastern Europe. He is co-founder and co-director of FestivALT, a program of radical and experimental Jewish art based in Kraków, Poland. At Emory University, Francisco is an associate professor in the department of Film and Media Studies.

Jason Francisco's large-scale projects includeFar from Zion: Jews, Diaspora, Memory (Stanford University Press, 2006), The Steerage and Alfred Stieglitz (University of California Press, 2012), An Unfinished Memory (Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, 2014), Alive and Destroyed: A Meditation on the Holocaust in Time (2010-2018), and The Camp in its Afterlives (2010-2018). He is author of numerous limited edition photobooks, hybrid photo-text writings, reportages, essays, and poems in translation.   

This event is co-sponsored by the EMU program in Creative Writing and the School of Art + Design.


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