Talk @ SCHWARZER MONTAG with Nancy Borowick



Photo © Nancy Borowick


The Family Imprint : Love and Strength in the Face of Mortality

Talk @ SCHWARZER MONTAG with Nancy Borowick
Monday, March 27,
2017 , 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (in English)

« As a child, I simply couldn't imagine life without my parents, » says Nancy Borowick (*1985). « I assumed that they would be there for every important milestone in my life, and that they would grow old together. I never thought that I would lose them both by the time I was twenty-nine. »

It is a story of life and death. Nancy Borwowick's pictures of Howie and Laurel and their changing relationship after the cancer diagnosis. Borowick first began taking photos of her parents as a way to spend more time with them during their treatment. For hours she watched them, as they were hooked up to beeping machines that pumped the poisonous chemotherapy through their veins. With the help of her camera, Borowick conquered a space for herself, where, although she was present, she could also protect herself from harsh reality. The camera allowed her a context, and a familiar lens through which she could be there with her parents, but also keep a safe distance.

The photographer realized that the story she was documenting was not just a documentary of the illness. Rather, it was about family, her family, and living life in this new reality. Her parents were always more than their illness, and strongly refused to be defined solely by them. Nancy Borowick chose to document her paernt's final chapters in order to hold on to their memory, and to capture their essence and strength. She wanted to focus on their love, both individually and for each other. She says that everyone wants to find purpose in their lives, and that Howie and Laurel's final purpose was found in this moment, in the gift they gave her of allowing her to tell their story. This is their legacy.

Due to the limited number of seats, we ask you to register until March 22, 2017 sending an email to Thank you very much.




Publisher Nancy Borowick
Text Nancy Borowick, James Estrin
(edited by Alison Morley)

2017. 192 pages, 200 pictures.
Bound, 23 x 28 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4248-1
Hatje Cantz


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