Looking for my father (2016)

Natalya Reznik
96 pages, 13×21 mm (8,2 x 5,1 inches)
200 numbered and signed copies, self-published.
Digital print, thread stitched binding, hardcover.

Price 25 Euro + shipping costs. Please contact natalya.reznik(at)gmail.com

Photographer Natalya Reznik’s parents divorced under bitter circumstances when she was three years old. As a consequence she never got to know her father. After her mother discovered he had another wife and child, she destroyed most of the family’s photos of them together. With no clear image of how he looked, Reznik tried to recreate a picture of her father using the few photos she found in old albums. Using digital manipulation techniques, she also inserted screen icons such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Marcello Mastroianni and Jean Marain into photographs beside her mother to create an idealised new family. “This project is very personal,” she says. “It’s somewhere between documentary and fiction, where the dreams of my mother are real but the memory I created for myself is fictional.” (Text: Anastasia Fedorova)

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Shortlists and exhibitions:

  • 2017, Photobook’s exhibition “I Book Show” organised by Photobookshow, Brighton 5 Mai/ Saint-Petersburg, Taiga, 18 August
  • 2017, The exhibition “New Spread” in the first PHOTOBOOKFEST in Moscow, organised by the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography (12-28.05).
  • 2017, Athens Photo Festival 2017, The Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece)
  • 2017, International Fotofestival “Photoparade” in Uglich, Russia (projection “Looking for my father” and photo book market).
  • 2017, Exhibition “A Photo book: A Personal Story as the Imprint of Time” (National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow).
  • 2017, The biennial of contemporary art Tallinn Photomonth (Estonia)
  • 2017, International Photo festival ‘Presence” (Young Photography) organised by Fotodepartment. Photo book “Looking for my father”
  • 2017, 8º Lisbon Photobook Fair, Lisbon, Portugal (November, 2017). After the fair the book will be included in Public Library of the Photographic Archive of Lisbon.
  • 2017, PiB’s Photobook Market at Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin.
  • 2018, “Liberty Year”, during “The Month of Photography in Minsk” (organised by Russian Independent Selfpublished).


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