In My Mother's Footsteps reveals British-Israeli photographer Yishay Garbasz's photographic exorcism of the trauma in her familial past. Garbasz's mother was born in Berlin in 1929 and fled with her family to Holland after Hitler took power. In 1942, at the age of 14, she was incarcerated by the Nazis and moved from camp to camp, eventually being lead on a death march to Bergen-Belsen where she was ultimately liberated by British forces. Yishay Garbasz spent a year retracing this journey with a large-format view camera. This format was chosen because of its forced intentionality and cumbersome process, making her "...vulnerable to the places I was trying to see." Just published by Hatje Cantz, copies of this powerful monograph are now in stock. View this work on Yishay Garbasz's website.
Sunday, September 6, 2009