MGA COLLECTION ARTIST
Apókryphos is a deeply moving study of the ways in which grief and mourning are visualised, experienced and witnessed. Using image and text Fahd reproduces 24 photographs taken in 1975 of her grandfather’s funeral and burial. Through annotations, footnotes and redacted text she forensically yet intimately guides the reader through the mysteries of the event captured, offering a literary response to the photographs and to the unknown status of the photographer. Apókryphos continues Fahd’s interest in the book as artwork. This new publication is a unique response to rare photographs of grief and mourning. The publication includes two creative texts as a ‘call and response’ between Cherine Fahd and Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Director of Programs, Carriageworks, Australia.
Winner of the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award 2019.
Cherine Fahd is an artist, academic and writer working in the field of photography. Fahd has exhibited extensively in major public institutions in Australia and internationally. Her work is represented in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego and the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel. In 2018 she was awarded the Asialink Creative Exchange residency to Varanasi, India and in 2019 she was selected for The National: New Australian Art and awarded a residency at The Clothing Store, both at Carriageworks. Fahd’s first book with M.33, A Portrait is a Puzzle was published in 2017.
Edition of 500