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My Days of Losing Words
Rachael Jablo

My Days of Losing Words
Rachael Jablo
Kehrer Verlag


96 pages

240 x 220 mm
ISBN 9783868284027 


“I have had chronic migraine since June 2008. Without medication, the pain makes me lose the ability to speak; with medication, I have side effects that cause me to forget words. For My Days of Losing Words, I created color photographs that act as synthetic memories of my lost words and this time of being inarticulate and in pain. The one-word titles refer to words that got lost in a netherworld between pain and sanity. The self-portraits remain (inarticulately) untitled. I never stop shooting. I carry a list of words that I’ve lost over time, and when to see something I did jogs my memory of a word, I shoot it and cross off the word I was stuck in between my house and medical spaces for months on end, so I started shooting words there.”



About the Artist
Rachael Jablo (b. 1975) was landscape and urban landscape photographer until the disease threw them off course and they moved on still life, interiors and self-portraits. Jablo is a Berlin-based US-American artist who works with photography, installation and collage. Dealing with issues of the feminine, the body and mythology using botany and abstraction, she joins analog photographic techniques with collage to create floating wall installations large and small, as well as the occasional traditional photography.

About the Publisher
Kehrer Verlag is among the world’s leading publishers of photo books. Founded in 1995 by Klaus Kehrer, it is also one of the few independent publishing houses in Germany. In addition to photography, further focal points include contemporary art, art of the 17th through the 20th centuries, and international sound art.

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