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Photographer and Publisher Talk and Book Launch: Marjolaine Ryley & Taj Forer

Marjolaine Ryley, The Holy Man, from Growing up in the New Age

Marjolaine Ryley, The Holy Man, from Growing up in the New Age

8 November, 7-9pm, Sunderland Minster,  High St West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3ET

Growing up in the New Age
Marjolaine Ryley’s recently published book Growing up in the New Age explores the alternative world of the 1960s and early 1970s counterculture, from communes in the South of France, squatting in South London and ‘free school’ education to the many forays into all things ‘New Age’ set against the backdrop of social and political happenings of the era. Ryley’s autobiographical photographs and texts works have the feel of an Alice in Wonderland psychedelic dream, looking back at the counterculture through the prism of time, recapturing her memories of places, people and events. The work all uses archival imagery to revisit and understand the past, while the new image and text works explore the duality inherent in much of the ‘New Age’ and countercultural philosophies, which hope to create both inner and outer states of Utopia.

Marjolaine will be in conversation with publisher of Growing up in the New Age, Taj Forer from Daylight (NY).
Taj Forer is a photographic artist, publisher and educator. He received his MFA in Photography from UNC-Chapel Hill (where he is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Art) and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a Cofounder of Daylight, the celebrated international photography publisher. Forer is the author of two books of his own photography, Stone by Stone (Kehrer Verlag, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany) and Threefold Sun (Charta Editions, 2007, Milano, Italy). His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including those of The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Sir Elton John Collection (London, UK), The Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC) and The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA).

This event is free but booking is requested HERE

A selection of work from Growing up in the New Age will be exhibited in Sunderland Minster during the Social.

Marjolaine Ryley and Taj Forer will also be reviewing portfolios on Saturday 9 November, more information HERE

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